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  • Being Dismissive Isn’t An Argument

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  • 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

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  • 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:

  • School Nurses Against Gun Violence

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  • Controlling Guns Will Not Control Human Behavior

    To the Editor:

    Thank you to Mr Boritz for his letter in the April 5th edition of The Bee.  Boritz’s letter is one of the clearest statements of the two sides of the gun issue that I have read to date.

  • Obama: ‘Stand Up’ For Our Families

    WEST HARTFORD — Hoping to re-energize pro-gun safety efforts on Capitol Hill, President Obama visited Connecticut on Monday, using this state's sweeping new reforms as a catalyst.

    The president told an audience of thousands that packed the University of Hartford’s Sports Center that gun safety advocates must speak loudly — and immediately — if substantive federal legislation is to have any chance.

  • Connecticut General Assembly Passes Bipartisan Gun Bill

    HARTFORD – In emotional back-to-back debates, the Connecticut Senate and House overwhelmingly voted for one of the nation's most comprehensive gun laws Wednesday and Thursday, a long-awaited response to one of the nation's worst mass shootings, the Sandy Hook school massacre.