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  • 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.

  • Gun Violence: Causes And Effects

    There was a great thunderclap of consensus in the days following the 12/14 attack on Sandy Hook School that something has to change. The crime, which left 20 first graders and six school personnel dead, was so shocking and so wrong that the calls for action were immediate and widely supported across even the yawning political divide in this country. The inquiries into what and how much change would be possible began quickly, and soon focused on three areas: gun control, school safety, and mental health.

  • The 500-Foot Absurdity

    To the Editor:

  • A Moving Experience

    To the Editor:

    The March for Change in Hartford on Valentine's Day was a moving experience with an impressive group of Newtowners in attendance. The rally attracted more than 5,500 concerned Connecticut citizens.

    Regardless of one's political views, the grassroots effort out of Newtown was inspiring.  So many people came together to make it possible to bus more than 300 mothers, fathers, children, clergy, and dedicated people to this event.

  • Man Hit By Stray Bullet In Newtown. So What?

    To the Editor:

    I am writing on behalf of our neighborhood and as the father of three children in Newtown schools who have lived in Newtown for 11 years.

  • The Bill Of Rights Are Laws Of Nature

    To the Editor:

    In response to the “Editorial Ink Drops” printed in The Bee 02/15/13, I am truly saddened by the editor of The Bee's view of certain government affairs and agencies. I wonder if there is a personal agenda attached to his remarks last week, or if it is simply not knowing history or understanding the Constitution of The United States of America?