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  • Mark Barden's Comments In Introducing President Obama On April 17, 2013

    The following is a text transcript of comments made by Mark Barden of Sandy Hook in introducing President Obama at a press conference following the US Senate's vote on gun control measures:

  • Sandy Hook Parents Watch As Gun Bill Dies In Congress

    WASHINGTON – A push by the White House and lobbying by the parents of children massacred at the Sandy Hook Elementary School failed Wednesday to convince the Senate to consider a relatively modest gun-control measure: An expansion of background checks for firearms purchases.

    “All in all, this was a pretty shameful day for Washington,” said an emotional President Obama, standing in the Rose Garden with Sandy Hook families.

  • Let’s Change The Pronouns In The Gun Debate

    To the Editor:

    On Thursday, April 11, I had the chance to sit in on a hearing of the Newtown Ordinance Committee, having been invited by three resident friends. I wrote to them afterward, and they felt that you might like to hear my comments also.

  • Being Dismissive Isn’t An Argument

    To the Editor:

  • 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

    To the Editor:

  • 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

    To the Editor,