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  • Attacking The Second Amendment

    To the Editor:

    In response to a letter to the editor from Michael Luzzi printed 03/07/2013 edition of the Bee.

  • Bad Drugs Cause Violent Behavior

    To the Editor:

    Regarding Newtown’s school tragedy and “psychotropic drugs,” there is a better solution, given the fact that “some 75 percent of these shootings” have been committed by children in school, as a psychologist working for the state was quoted in the Danbury News­-Times.

  • New Restrictions On Guns Won’t Stop Criminals

    (The following letter to Barbara Richardson has been received for publication. Ms Richardson wrote a letter to the editor that appeared in the 3/18/13 edition of The Bee titled “A Call On NSSF For A More Responsible Dialogue.”)

    Dear Ms Richardson:

  • Newtown-Bred Activists Partnering Up With National Gun-Control Groups

    WASHINGTON – The 26 gun control activists who biked from Newtown to Washington, arriving Tuesday, belong to a growing group of Newtown residents who, with the help of national groups, are becoming a lobbying force on Capitol Hill.

    The residents and family members of the 26 killed in the Sandy Hook Elementary School shootings are a powerful reminder of the tragedy for lawmakers and reporters, who sometimes have short attention spans.

  • Pressure Builds As Leaders Work On Gun Control

    The National Rifle Association and three makers of AR-15 rifles filled the Legislative Office Building with gun owners and firearms workers Monday, a show of force intended to blunt the reach of gun-control legislation now being negotiated by the General Assembly's leadership.

    The Democratic and Republican leaders of the House and Senate adjourned without a deal at 5 p.m. after a third day of negotiations. A spokesman for House Speaker J. Brendan Sharkey, D-Hamden, said they had “another productive day and will meet again tomorrow.”

  • Club Does Good Things For The Community

    To the Editor:

    I am not a flag-waving Second Amendment guy. I am a 72-year-old NRA Life Member and member of the Fairfield County Fish and Game Protective Association, located in Newtown and Monroe. As an aftermath of the Newtown shootings, you folks in Newtown are really fired up (understandably) and looking to impact shooting at our facility.

  • Lobby Day On Gun Violence Issues Is Wed.

    March For Change of Newtown announces that Connecticut Against Gun Violence has invited state residents to support Lobby Day in Hartford, Wednesday, March 13.

    "We need to show our legislators that we are not going away; that the Connecticut Effect is not wearing off; that we still demand change," according to literature sent to The Bee. "We encourage you to join us for a NEXT STEPS debrief at 10 am, followed by meetings with your legislators from 11 am to 1 pm. Please set these meetings in advance of the day."

  • Technology Panel Will Focus On Gun Violence Reduction

    Sandy Hook Promise, a non-profit group based in Newtown, has scheduled a news conference in San Francisco for Thursday, March 14, to explain its project to find innovative technological ways to reduce gun violence, according to a statement from the group.

    Sandy Hook Promise was formed after the December 14 massacre at Sandy Hook School in Newtown which 20 young schoolchildren and six adults were murdered by a gunman who had shot his way into the elementary school.

  • Team 26 Cyclists Head To Washington DC

        Before the soft click of so many rotating wheels embarked on a journey to Washington, DC, from Sandy Hook, a large rally took place at Reed Intermediate School Saturday, March 9, to send off the members of Team 26.

  • Local GOP Reps ‘Disappointed,’ 'Misled' Over Gun Panel Split

    Two of Newtown’s three state representatives expressed dismay and frustration following a split recommendation by the legislative working group on gun violence, after a bipartisan package of reforms suddenly morphed into two sets of recommendations on Tuesday, March 5.