The General Federation of Women’s Clubs of Connecticut, Inc. adopted a resolution on January 19, 2013 banning the sale and possession of assault weaponry. The Newtown Woman’s Club, GFWC, Inc. adopted a similar resolution on December 20, 2012. These resolutions were sent to our elected officials. The current resolution is as follows:
General Federation Of Women’s Clubs Of Connecticut, Inc., 2013 President’s Executive Board Meeting.
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.
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.
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.
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 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.