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  • Jim Crow Comparison Was Ludicrous

    To the Editor:

  • Just Because You Can, Doesn’t Mean You Should

    To The Editor:

     I just finished reading the letter written by Mr Carpenter [“The Holster on my Hip,” Letter Hive, 8/23/13] and found it disturbing. Mr Carpenter states that he is a licensed and responsible gun owner and legally he has every right to carry his gun. I imagine that his choice to carry his gun is making some people extremely uncomfortable and upset.

  • Jim Crow Comes To Newtown

    To the Editor:

    Remember “Jim Crow?”  It was a term used to describe post Civil War laws and ordinances that enabled racial discrimination and segregation, in flagrant violation of the Constitution.  Well Jim Crow has found a new home in Newtown thanks to an invitation from the Newtown Action Alliance, endorsed and signed by First Selectwoman Pat Llodra.

  • Rubbing Salt In Raw Wounds

    To the Editor:

    Thought I could maybe help out Lou Carpenter [“The Holster On My Hip,” Letter Hive, 8/23/13] and others confused about why many of us in Newtown/Sandy Hook might get very upset seeing them open-carry their weapons around town.

    I realize that some of these people might have their heart in the right place and truly may not understand.

  • The Holster On My Hip

    To the Editor:

    There is one other town between my home and Newtown. Through the years, I’ve spent a lot of time in the Newtown/Sandy Hook community, through friendships, work, shopping, dining, and socializing. I too, have personal connections to victims of the senseless tragedy that a madman committed that day.  My prayers, condolences, and best wishes have been, and continue to be offered to those that are suffering from that unthinkable act of  evil and violence.

  • Starbucks Diffuses 'Appreciation Day' Controversy By Closing Newtown Location Early

    A sign posted on the door of Starbucks on Church Hill Road late Friday afternoon acknowledged the “significant passion” on both sides of the gun issue.

  • Blight And Firearms Ordinance Amendments Set For Public Hearing

    Both the draft amendments to the town’s firearms ordinance and an anti-blight ordinance will be part of a public hearing on August 7, beginning at 7 pm in Newtown High School’s lecture hall, the Legislative Council voted Wednesday, July 10.

    During the meeting’s initial public comment period, resident Barbara O’Connor expressed concerns with amendments to Newtown’s Firearms Ordinance, which have been the subject of subcommittee meetings for nearly a year.

  • Biden Says White House Won’t Quit On Gun Control

    WASHINGTON – Gun control remains stalemated in Congress, but Vice President Joe Biden said Tuesday he’s optimistic a bill that would expand background checks of gun buyers will become law.

    “The president and I – our team – have not given up,” Biden said during an event at the White House.

    The Senate in April was four votes short on a bill that would expand FBI background checks, and there’s been no movement on the gun control issue since.

  • Newtown Families Return To Capitol Hill Six Months After Tragedy

    Washington- Having brushed aside efforts to strengthen the nation’s gun laws, Congress has turned its attention toward other issues, including immigration reform and alleged abuses by the IRS and National Security Administration.

    But for the families affected by the 12/14 shooting at Sandy Hook Elementary School and their neighbors, there is no moving on.

  • Second Amendment Needs An Update

    To the Editor: