gun violence

  • Ditto

    To the Editor:

    I want to thank Mr Peter McLoughlin for writing the letter (10/9/15) entitled "What We're Doing Is Not Working" - hit it right on the nail head.

    Thanking you in advance,
    John Karlson
    167 Great Quarter Road, Sandy Hook     October 13, 2015

  • ‘Violence Can Be Changed:’ A Conversation For All

    Newtown Congregational Church is extending an invitation to all residents to join them for a special program on Tuesday, October 20.

    Warren Hardy, Jr, and September Chatfield will be the guest speakers for “Actions Speaker Louder Than Words: Violence Can Be Changed Into Nice Love.” The evening will look at gun violence and how words can be turned into action.

    It will begin at 6:30 pm, and will take place in the church’s fellowship hall.

  • President Challenges Media To Compare Numbers: Terrorism vs Gun Violence In America

    In expressing his grief and frustration over yet another mass gun shooting, President Barack Obama, in a speech Thursday evening, challenged news media to compare the number of US citizens killed by terrorism versus those killed by gun violence, each year.

  • Building Productive Alliances

    To the Editor:

    I'd like to thank the editor of The Bee for September 18's editorial “Building Bridges To Save Lives.” It struck the right tone and was “spot on” with its message about the need for dialogue and respectful conversation on the vital issues of guns and gun violence.

  • The Hypocrisy Of Our Elected Representatives

     To the Editor:

    Ponder the depths of this depraved hypocrisy:

    As the third anniversary of the horror that besieged Newtown in December, 2012 approaches, we’ll see an uptick in Sandy Hook visits from our elected officials. We’ll again be treated, as we were in 2012, 2013 and last year to Dick Blumenthal, Chris Murphy, Elizabeth Esty and others grace Newtown with their presence at a Memorial Mass at St. Rose of Lima or an ecumenical service at the Newtown Congregational Church.

  • Building Bridges To Save Lives

    More than 125 people turned up at the Rock Ridge Country Club Saturday morning for a breakfast fundraiser in support of the Third Annual National Vigil for All Victims of Gun Violence, which will take place on December 9 in Washington, DC. The event, hosted by The Newtown Foundation, drew a crowd of engaged and committed advocates for curbing gun violence.

  • Working To End Gun Violence

    To the Editor:

    On behalf of the Newtown Foundation (the charitable arm of the Newtown Action Alliance), I would like to thank all our supporters for attending our First Annual Breakfast Fundraiser for the National Vigil for All Victims of Gun Violence that was held at the Rock Ridge Country Club on Saturday. 

  • Utah Shooting Survivor Brings Message Of Appreciation, Awareness, And Celebration

    Standing, from left, Kait Hinckley Wood and Scott Hinckley, and seated, Carolyn Tuft, all of Salt Lake City, Utah, and NAA President Po Murray listen to a guest speak at a private luncheon held Monday, March 16. Ms Tuft, a survivor of a 2007 shooting in which her 15-year-old daughter was killed, and Ms Wood and Mr Hinckley, two of her three surviving children, are guests of Newtown residents Nicole and Richard Friedrich.       

  • NSSF’s Safety Reminders Are A Fig Leaf For Industry’s Gun Violence Inaction

    To the Editor:

    The Bee published the National Shooting Sports Foundation's press release on their achievement of a “milestone” of 1,000 industry related groups joining their effort to promote Project ChildSafe.  While promoting individual responsibility with firearms is essential and worthy, shouldn't the public expect more from an industry whose products cause injury to over 100,000 persons each year and death to over 30,000?

  • 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.