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  • Thank You To Common Sense Gun Owners

    To the Editor

    Thank you to gun owners who understand and agree on how common sense gun violence control laws will help protect innocent people without infringing upon their rights to own a gun. However, I am disappointed when others use fragmented information to blindside citizens into believing that gun violence control does not work.

  • Newtown Residents Push For Assault Weapons Ban

    WASHINGTON– Nearly three dozen Newtown residents, including family members of victims of the Sandy Hook Elementary School shootings, have joined an 11th hour effort to win congressional support for an assault weapons ban.

    “The damage done by an assault weapon, compared to a regular gun, is horrific,” said William Begg, an emergency room doctor from Newtown.

  • Vice President Urges Strengthened Gun Control

    DANBURY – Vice President Joe Biden has urged Congress to swiftly approve a federal task force’s recommendations for strengthened gun control in the wake of the Sandy Hook Elementary School massacre, which left 20 first-graders and six educators dead in a December 12 shooting incident.

    Biden spoke at Western Connecticut State University on February 21 at a conference on gun violence, school safety, and mental health.

  • Governor Malloy Proposes Stronger Gun Control Measures

    HARTFORD – Urging state legislators to act swiftly, Governor Dannel P. Malloy has proposed a set of gun control laws intended to make the state a safer place.

    The governor’s proposal comes in the wake of the December 14 Sandy Hook Elementary School massacre in which a 20-year-old gunman shot his way into the school with a semiautomatic rifle, after which he shot and killed 20 first-graders and six educators before killing himself as police approached.

  • A Woman’s Club Resolution

    To the Editor:

    The General Federation of Women’s Clubs of Connecticut, Inc. adopted a resolution on January 19, 2013 banning the sale and possession of assault weaponry. The Newtown Woman’s Club, GFWC, Inc. adopted a similar resolution on December 20, 2012. These resolutions were sent to our elected officials. The current resolution is as follows:

    General Federation Of Women’s Clubs Of Connecticut, Inc., 2013 President’s Executive Board Meeting.

  • Proponents Of Common Sense Oppose Common Sense

    To the Editor:

    Sent to President Obama, Governor Malloy, Senators Blumenthal, Murphy, Feinstein, Reid, Congressman Esty.

    Opinions posted in The Newtown Bee lately, by the editor and others, have promoted “common sense” measures to reduce firearms. “Common sense” is used as if readers understand what it means. I don't understand. My common sense leads me to far different conclusions.

  • A Thin Line Between Love and...

    To the Editor:

  • More On The Second Amendment

    To the Editor:

    *In District of Columbia v Heller, 2008, the Supreme Court ruled that the Second Amendment is an individual right, afforded to each individual citizen.

    *In US v Miller, 1939, the Supreme Court ruled that the Second Amendment specifically extended to firearms in “common use” by the military.

  • Vice President Urges Strengthened Gun Control

    DANBURY — Vice President Joe Biden has urged Congress to swiftly approve a federal task force’s recommendations for strengthened gun control in the wake of the Sandy Hook Elementary School massacre, which left 20 first-graders and six educators dead in a December 12 shooting incident.

    Mr Biden spoke at Western Connecticut State University on February 21 at a conference on gun violence, school safety, and mental health.

  • Legislators Discuss New Laws In Wake Of 12/14

    A state legislative task force that is reviewing the issues of reducing gun violence, improving school security, and providing better access to mental health care in light of the December 14 shooting incident at Sandy Hook Elementary School, is making progress toward fashioning new state laws intended to reach those goals, according to state legislators who spoke at a February 19 forum.