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  • Utah Shooting Survivor Brings Message Of Appreciation, Awareness, And Celebration

    Standing, from left, Kait Hinckley Wood and Scott Hinckley, and seated, Carolyn Tuft, all of Salt Lake City, Utah, and NAA President Po Murray listen to a guest speak at a private luncheon held Monday, March 16. Ms Tuft, a survivor of a 2007 shooting in which her 15-year-old daughter was killed, and Ms Wood and Mr Hinckley, two of her three surviving children, are guests of Newtown residents Nicole and Richard Friedrich.       

  • NSSF’s Safety Reminders Are A Fig Leaf For Industry’s Gun Violence Inaction

    To the Editor:

    The Bee published the National Shooting Sports Foundation's press release on their achievement of a “milestone” of 1,000 industry related groups joining their effort to promote Project ChildSafe.  While promoting individual responsibility with firearms is essential and worthy, shouldn't the public expect more from an industry whose products cause injury to over 100,000 persons each year and death to over 30,000?

  • In Response To Petition, Jay Leno Cancels Appearance At Gun Industry Trade Show

    Newtown Action Alliance, Coalition to Stop Gun Violence, and Campaign to Unload announced Wednesday, November 19, comedian Jay Leno’s decision to cancel his appearance at the 2015 Shooting, Hunting, Outdoor Trade Show (SHOT Show), an annual event sponsored by the National Shooting Sports Foundation (NSSF), the trade association for the gun industry. Mr Leno’s cancellation came just hours after the three gun violence prevention groups had launched a petition Wednesday morning, calling on him to take this action.

  • Benefit Scrabble Tournament, Sunday At Inn

    On Sunday, October 5, a Scrabble tournament will be held at The Inn at Newtown to benefit the Jr Newtown Action Alliance, a teen-led group working to reduce gun violence in America.

    Two playing options are available: a three-game unrated tournament for new players and those rated under 1000, and a seven-game rated tournament for players ready for a longer day. Both tournaments will start at 10 am. with registration at 9:30.

  • A Familiar Response On Gun Violence

    To the Editor:

    Having decided to join the rally in Greenwich, CT, to protest Gov Christie’s veto of gun safety legislation, I thought it wise to get something to eat before making my appearance. Upon entering the Glory Days Diner on Greenwich’s main drag, I was surprised to discover that Tom Foley and Gov. Chris Christie were expected to visit there shortly. My carpool buddy and I immediately started discussing the question we would ask them.

  • Finding A Place On The Gun Issue

    To The Editor:

  • 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.

  • Jr NAA Slates Youth Leadership Summit

    The Jr Newtown Action Alliance will hold a one-day youth leadership summit on gun violence prevention on Saturday, May 24, at Newtown High School for students middle school through college age. Programs will be presented in the high school’s cafeteria and Lecture Hall from 9 am until 6 pm. 

    The summit will explore issues surrounding the epidemic of gun violence, encourage youth to find their voices and use the power of their voices to inspire change, according to Jr NAA.

  • Team 26 Arrives In D.C.

    WASHINGTON, D.C.— Riding 400 miles from Newtown, 26 bicyclists hoping to change the nation’s gun laws faced some strong headwinds on their way to Washington, D.C. When they reached the U.S. Capitol Tuesday, they faced even more — of the political kind.

    It’s been nearly a year since a bill that would increase FBI background checks on gun buyers failed to clear a 60-vote threshold in the Senate. The House has not taken up any gun control legislation and doesn’t seem inclined to do so.

  • Team 26 Departs For DC

    Team 26 members and supporters gathered on the steps of Edmond Town Hall on Saturday, March 8, before embarking on a 400-mile journey— the 2nd Annual Sandy Hook Ride on Washington (SHROW)— to show how diverse communities across the nation have one common goal: make streets safer and put an end to the gun-violence epidemic.