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  • Don’t Forget Dan Carter & Vote

    To the Editor:

    The Sandy hook massacre may be off the front pages, but I would like to remind the voters of Newtown that of our four local legislators, only Dan Carter, Republican, Second District, voted No against the excellent gun control law Connecticut legislators and Governor Malloy signed into law.

    Representative Carter, whom do you represent? Voters put you in office to represent your constituents. Ninety percent of the public want some gun control.

  • Sandy Hook Parents Watch As Gun Bill Dies In Congress

    WASHINGTON – A push by the White House and lobbying by the parents of children massacred at the Sandy Hook Elementary School failed Wednesday to convince the Senate to consider a relatively modest gun-control measure: An expansion of background checks for firearms purchases.

    “All in all, this was a pretty shameful day for Washington,” said an emotional President Obama, standing in the Rose Garden with Sandy Hook families.

  • Mark Barden's Comments In Introducing President Obama On April 17, 2013

    The following is a text transcript of comments made by Mark Barden of Sandy Hook in introducing President Obama at a press conference following the US Senate's vote on gun control measures:

  • Let’s Change The Pronouns In The Gun Debate

    To the Editor:

    On Thursday, April 11, I had the chance to sit in on a hearing of the Newtown Ordinance Committee, having been invited by three resident friends. I wrote to them afterward, and they felt that you might like to hear my comments also.

  • Being Dismissive Isn’t An Argument

    To the Editor:

  • The Good Guy / Bad Guy Trope

    To the Editor:

    “The only thing that stops a bad guy with a gun is a good guy with a gun,” said Wayne LaPierre, executive vice president of the National Rifle Association.

  • With Senate Vote, Gun-Control Advocates Make Progress

    WASHINTON –  In an emotional vote, the Senate on Thursday handily beat back an attempt by some Republicans to block consideration of the most comprehensive gun-control legislation Congress has considered in 20 years.

  • Faith In This Country

    To the Editor:

  • Sandy Hook Families Make Final Push On Gun Vote

    WASHINGTON – Parents and family members of slain Sandy Hook Elementary School students and educators fanned out on Capitol Hill Tuesday to make 11th-hour pitches to try to rescue gun-control legislation that's in limbo in the Senate – at least for now.

    “We bring a face to this tragedy,” said Mark Barden, who lost his son Daniel. “People should listen to what we have to say and move the debate forward.”

  • Put Public Safety Above Politics

    To the Editor:

    For what it’s worth, I’ve tried to influence the national discussion on reducing gun violence by contacting every Senator with the following message: