I'd like to thank the editor of The Bee for September 18's editorial “Building Bridges To Save Lives.” It struck the right tone and was “spot on” with its message about the need for dialogue and respectful conversation on the vital issues of guns and gun violence.
More than 125 people turned up at the Rock Ridge Country Club Saturday morning for a breakfast fundraiser in support of the Third Annual National Vigil for All Victims of Gun Violence, which will take place on December 9 in Washington, DC. The event, hosted by The Newtown Foundation, drew a crowd of engaged and committed advocates for curbing gun violence.
The negligence and wrongful death lawsuit filed in Bridgeport Superior Court December 13 by a survivor and the families of nine of the 26 people killed two years ago at Sandy Hook Elementary School hopes to move the discussion of guns and gun violence away from the politically charged precincts of legislative hearings, social media and other freewheeling forums (yes, editorials too) into the more ordered setting of a court room.
BRIDGEPORT — The estates of nine of 26 people who were killed and one teacher who was injured in the December 14, 2012, shooting at Sandy Hook Elementary School are the plaintiffs in a negligence and wrongful death lawsuit lodged against the manufacturer, the distributor, and the seller of the semiautomatic Bushmaster AR-15 rifle, which a 20-year-old gunman used in the murders.
Koskoff, Koskoff & Bieder, PC, of Bridgeport filed the lawsuit December 15 in Bridgeport Superior Court. The court return date for the defendants is February 3.
Should I have been surprised by the statement in Stephen Sanetti's letter “NSSF On The Leno Cancellation” – “...nor are we unfamiliar with the bullying political tactics of the gun control groups....” Is that not the pot calling the kettle black?!
In his 11/25/14 letter, “NSSF on the Leno Cancellation,” Steve Sanetti—president and CEO of the National Shooting Sports Foundation—decries the “bullying tactics” of the Newtown Action Alliance in depriving his organization’s members of their “First Amendment” right to the entertainment of their choice.
When entertainer Jay Leno chose to back out of his commitment to appear at our industry trade show, the National Shooting Sports Foundation posted the following statement at NSSF.org so news outlets could include our view of the matter in its stories. We wish The Bee had reached out to us or checked our website for comment to balance the story it printed (“In Response to Petition, Nov. 20”). Instead, readers saw only a one-sided press release issued by anti-gun lobbying groups.