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The U.S. Senate blocked a measure on April 17 that would have expanded background checks for gun sales, and banned some semi-automatic weapons. Families of the victims of the Newtown, Conn. shooting were almost in tears as they spoke out about their disappointment.
Families of the victims of the tragic Dec. 14 Sandy Hook Elementary School massacre, in which 20 children and 6 adults were murdered, were stunned after the U. S. Senate rejected important measures that would have implemented stricter gun sale laws and regulations, on April 17.
Tougher Gun Control Laws Blocked — Newtown Families Angry
Mark Barden, whose son Daniel, 7, was gunned down during the Sandy Hook Elementary School massacre on Dec. 14, introduced President Barack Obama during a White House press conference, and the grieving father was visibly upset and disappointed.
He recounted how he and other Newtown families had met with Democratic and Republican members of the Senate, and had shared »
- Christina Stiehl
Opening President Obama’s radio and internet address, Francine Wheeler bravely and heart-wrenchingly begged listeners and lawmakers to allow common sense gun law initiatives to move forward. Keep reading to watch this heartbroken mother’s emotional appeal.
Francine Wheeler, the mother of a six-year-old who was devastatingly murdered at Sandy Hook Elementary School, filled in for President Obama on his radio and internet address to submit the most touching plea for gun control we’ve seen yet.
Newtown Mom: ‘Help Us Do Something’
With her husband, David, by her side, Francine delivered an extremely moving speech detailing her family’s traumatic experiences and then begging lawmakers to not let something like Sandy Hook ever happen again.
While fighting off tears, Francine said, “I’m at the White House today, because I want to make a difference and I hope you will join me.”
“I’ve heard people say that the »
- Andrew Gruttadaro
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