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  • June 13 Event In Washington, DC, To Commemorate 12/14

    Newtown Action Alliance, a local grassroots organization committed to reducing gun violence, is sponsoring an all-day event in Washington, D.C., Thursday, June 13, to demand that Congress vote on and pass comprehensive background checks. The events will commemorate the six-month anniversary of the shootings at Sandy Hook Elementary School.

    A thunderclap campaign will take place at 9 am, June 13. A thunderclap is a social media crowd-sourcing event, and can be accessed at www.thunderclap.it/faq.

  • Getting The Facts About Backyard Shooting

    To the Editor:

    In a comment posted in response to Eric Poupon’s recent letter [“Target Shooting Needs To Be About Safety,” Letter Hive, May 21, 2013], the writer urged Newtowners who find living amid backyard target ranges objectionable to “Get your facts straight and or [sic] don't move in next to an active range and then start complaining.”

  • Getting It Right

    To the Editor:

    A rare F5 tornado leaves a 14-mile path of destruction in a populated area. Twenty-four dead. We are doing something right: early warning systems and education, and more.

    A disturbed young man walks into a school with a semi-automatic weapon. Twenty-six dead. When will we be able to say "We are doing something right"? My heart goes out to all 50 families.

    Deborra Zukowski

  • Taxes Never Go Down, Rights Never Come Back

    To the Editor:

  • Target Shooting Needs To Be About Safety

    To the Editor:

    Thank you for your investigation Mr. Barzetti.  [“An Improbably Shot On Split Rock Road,” Letter Hive, 5/15/13] I want to re-state what happened on that day in January. A person, who was working on the roof of our neighbors’ home, was hit with a stray bullet from a nearby shooting range.  Luckily, he was not injured.

  • No More Regulation For Target Shooting Ranges

    To the Editor:

  • Watering Down The Shooting Range Ordinance

    To the Editor:

    At its meeting last week, the [Legislative Council’s] Ordinance Committee reached four decisions about its draft in progress of a new ordinance to regulate residential target shooting. The committee decided:

    1) To exclude from further consideration any permitting process to be administered by the police chief. The unanimous straw poll was taken immediately after Chief Kehoe replied No when asked by the chair if he supported inclusion of a permitting process in the new ordinance.

  • The Hieroglyphics of the Second Amendment

    To the Editor

  • An Improbable Shot On Split Rock Road

    To the Editor:

    We have a well-organized group from Split Rock Road using 12/14 to take away our right to target shoot on our own property.

     A roofer was allegedly shot in that neighborhood by a stray bullet. That sounded odd so I investigated.

    I quote the police report:

  • Gun Control Advocates Urged To Persist In Their Efforts

    US Senator Richard Blumenthal this week told Newtown Action Alliance members that although recent proposed federal legislation to expand criminal background checks for gun purchasers failed to win approval, the matter will return to the Senate for another vote.

    “We’re not done,” Sen Blumenthal said of the drive for better gun control through federal legislation.