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  • Becoming A Single-Issue Voter

    To the Editor:

    Life is busy.  We all have families, jobs, hobbies, friends, homes, sports….and on and on.  At times, we are weary from being residents of Newtown, where the burden of loss we have suffered is too much.  But last night I heard a horrific news story about yet another tragedy involving a gun in Florida, and I am reminded to stay focused on working to tighten this nation’s shamefully lax gun laws.

  • Letter of Endorsement

    To the Editor:

    In the past 21 months, I have met and spoken with many elected officials – both here in Connecticut and in Washington DC – as I advocated for sensible gun legislation. Having spent time with Kim Fawcett on several occasions and after learning about her record as State Representative, I am stepping up to support her for State Senate in District 28 (Newtown, Easton, Fairfield, Weston and Westport).

  • Enforce The Gun Laws Already On The Books

    To the Editor:

    I have sat back and watched, read, listened to the ever present discussions in the paper, television and radio in relation to the gun situation here in United States.

    My question is this: citizens have you gone to a gun store, and asked for the document (s) needed for the purchase of a handgun here in Connecticut? Note I said bought – not carry that is a different set of rules and laws that we will not get into here.

  • Seeking Protection From Gun Violence

    To the Editor:

    Thank you to The Bee for your thorough coverage of the movement to expand and strengthen background checks on the federal level. On page A-7 of the June 6 issue, the article that reported on the #NotOneMore demonstration in front of the NSSF was informative, balanced, and timely.

  • The Blame-the-Games Game

    To the Editor:

  • Finding A Place On The Gun Issue

    To The Editor:

  • To Prevent Violence, Start At Home

    To the Editor:

    I would like to take a moment and thank Po Murray, that’s not easy for me to say given her stance on many issues being well on the other side of my own personal beliefs! I would like to thank her for providing the list of those state senators and house representatives who must be defeated in their next election cycle!

  • Listening To Reasonable Voices

    To the Editor:

    In January 2013, the state’s general assembly, in response to the Sandy Hook School tragedy, formed a Bipartisan Task Force on Gun Violence Prevention and Children’s Safety to explore solutions. Many of us urged the task force to support passage of common sense gun legislation that would better protect Connecticut citizens from gun violence.

  • Marshals In Our Schools

    To the Editor:

    I’d like to humbly suggest to my fellow townspeople, that - where possible -  we employ concealed-carry teachers already teaching in our schools to act as school marshals for the purpose of emergency response professionals in the event of a school shooting. This group might augment and/or replace – if there are enough of them – the retired police personnel being planned for this function.

    We might use the air marshal program as a loose model.

  • Changing Positions

    To the Editor:

    Hopefully, the [Team 26] bicyclists will accomplish what is so desperately needed.

    Failing this, we have to find a way to make  every member of Congress reveal, along with their vote, the money they have received from the NRA.

    If we can accomplish this, I have to believe many, if not all of them, who voted against controls will find a way to rationalize changing  their position.

    Richard Cole