Families of the Newtown massacre victims spoke out on 60 Minutes in a powerful, emotional interview Sunday night.
David Wheeler, father of victim six-year-old Ben Wheeler, challenged American parents to mobilize for stricter gun control.
60 Minutes’s Scott Pelley interviewed the families of seven victims in the broadcast, where parents advocated for gun control and retold in heart-wrenching detail the moments they discovered their children had been murdered.
“I would like every parent in this country—that’s 150 million people. I would like them to look in the mirror and that’s not a figure of speech, Scott. I mean find a mirror in your house and look in it and look in your eyes and say ‘this will never happen to me, this will never happen in my school, this will never happen in my community,’ and see if you actually believe that. And if there’s a shadow, the slightest shadow of doubt in what you’ve said? Think about what you can do to change that,” Wheeler said. “It is going to happen again. It’s going to happen again. Every time, it’s somebody else’s school, it’s somebody else’s community, it’s somebody else’s town. Until one day, you wake up and it’s not.”
Watch selections of the interview and the Morning Joe panel discussion below. Also, more on President Obama’s emotional plea to Congress to vote on new gun laws.