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  • Sympathy Card Headed For Charleston; Vigil Scheduled

    This story was amended to update information provided by NAA earlier today.

    Approximately 25 to 30 people, mainly members of Newtown Action Alliance (NAA) and The Newtown Foundation (TNF), gathered on the front steps of Edmond Town Hall Monday evening, June 22, to sign a large, bannerlike sympathy card that will be sent to Emmanuel African Methodist Episcopal Church in Charleston, S.C., said NAA chairman Po Murray.

  • Newtown Activists Introduce Bill Banning High-Capacity Magazines

    WASHINGTON, D.C. — Newtown activists on Thursday helped introduce the first gun safety bill in this Congress, officially kicking off the gun control debate on Capitol Hill.

    The bill would ban large-capacity ammunition magazines for everyone but military members and law enforcement officers. It was introduced by State Representative Elizabeth Esty (D-5th District) in the House and Senator Bob Menendez (D-NJ) in the Senate.

  • NAA To Protest NSSF Trade Show And Policies

    Newtown Action Alliance (NAA) will hold a rally outside the headquarters of the National Shooting Sports Foundation (NSSF), 11 Mile Hill Road, Newtown, on Tuesday, January 20, at 4:15 pm, “to expose the gun industry’s shameful record of selling military-style assault rifles that are routinely used in mass shootings, while at the same time it opposes gun safety laws and policies,” according to the announcement of the event released earlier this week. Organizers are encouraging members of the community to attend.

  • 227 CT Gun Deaths Later, Newtown Families Continue Their Campaign

    WASHINGTON, D.C. — Senators Richard Blumenthal and Chris Murphy are giving fellow senators pins that show how many people in their state have been killed by guns since Adam Lanza shot 20 children and six adults at Sandy Hook Elementary School nearly two years ago.

    The senators’ own pins bear the number 227.

    Mr Blumenthal said he and Mr Murphy are distributing the pins to pressure Congress to act on gun control.

  • Legislators Join NAA To Honor With Action

     This story has been updated to include comments from Senator Richard Blumenthal.

    NEW BRITAIN - Congresswoman Elizabeth Esty (CT-5) and Senator Richard Blumenthal (D-Conn) joined members of Newtown Action Alliance (NAA) and others on Monday, December 8, at the YWCA in New Britain, to launch #HonorWithAction week. Rep Esty and Senator Blumenthal encouraged Connecticut residents to take part in service within their own communities this week, to honor the memory of the victims of 12/14, with acts of kindness.

  • In Response To Petition, Jay Leno Cancels Appearance At Gun Industry Trade Show

    Newtown Action Alliance, Coalition to Stop Gun Violence, and Campaign to Unload announced Wednesday, November 19, comedian Jay Leno’s decision to cancel his appearance at the 2015 Shooting, Hunting, Outdoor Trade Show (SHOT Show), an annual event sponsored by the National Shooting Sports Foundation (NSSF), the trade association for the gun industry. Mr Leno’s cancellation came just hours after the three gun violence prevention groups had launched a petition Wednesday morning, calling on him to take this action.

  • Gun Issue Flares In The Second District: Candidate Tweet Declared Offensive By NAA

    In a string of tweets October 23 between Second District Representative and candidate Dan Carter and Heather Whaley of Redding, Mr Carter found himself in the bad graces of Newtown Action Alliance (NAA) and other gun violence prevention advocates in Connecticut.

  • NAA Responds To Carter’s Social Media Comments

    To the Editor:

    Last week, Dan Carter, State Representative of Bethel, Danbury, Newtown and Redding, tweeted that the Newtown Action Alliance (NAA) and Connecticut Against Gun Violence (CAGV) along with the National Rifle Association (NRA) are responsible for gun deaths in our nation.  He tweeted “Both sides are against reasonable solutions, so they are all responsible for gun deaths – NRA, NAA, CAGV.” 

  • Newtown Foundation, Others, Partner For December 11 Vigil To Commemorate Gun Violence Victims

    WASHINGTON, D.C. — In commemoration of the second anniversary of the Sandy Hook Elementary School tragedy, as well as the 60,000 American victims of gun violence since December 2012, The Newtown Foundation will join Faiths United to Prevent Gun Violence, States United to Prevent Gun Violence, Washington National Cathedral and allies from across the United States in a vigil service of mourning and remembrance for all those who have fallen victim to the ongoing epidemic of gun violence in America.

  • Anti-Gun Violence Groups To Rally In Stamford

    Newtown Action Alliance has announced that the ENOUGH Campaign and the Greenwich Council Against Gun Violence will hold a peaceful demonstration, Tuesday, September 23, in Stamford on Main St. between Washington and Summer streets, in Columbus Park, at 5:30 pm. The rally is meant to call attention to GOP gubernatorial challenger Tom Foley’s pro-gun stance, and will coincide with the Foley campaign event to be attended by Gov Chris Christie (R-NJ) and baseball manager and restaurateur Bobby Valentine.