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There IS Something You Can Do to Prevent Gun Violence

David C. Bohnett | Posted 12.14.2014 | Politics
David C. Bohnett

The sad reality is that most gun deaths result from the 300 million guns primarily owned by decent, law-abiding people who assume they are bringing guns into their homes for self protection, and not anticipating a tragic accident.

Newtown: A Shared Experience

Suzy Hayman DeYoung | Posted 08.20.2014 | Impact
Suzy Hayman DeYoung

A noteworthy event took place in Newtown, CT last month. On May 31, the Newtown community proudly hosted a gathering of visitors. No media, no politics -- just people.

The Last Time I Saw Ben Wheeler

Christopher Murray | Posted 02.12.2014 | Gay Voices
Christopher Murray

The last time I saw Ben Wheeler, he and his big brother Nate were eating chocolate-chip pancakes and being terribly silly. Nine months after the pancake breakfast, I got a strange voicemail: There had been another school shooting, this time in Connecticut.

Sandy Hook Promise: There Will Be Change

Bill Moyers | Posted 07.03.2013 | Politics
Bill Moyers

Francine and David moved from New York City to Newtown to raise a family somewhere safe. They could never have imagined that in that quiet place on a Friday morning, just days before Christmas, gunfire would take their younger son's life.

'I Promise This Time There Will Be Change'

Marian Wright Edelman | Posted 06.12.2013 | Politics
Marian Wright Edelman

Connecticut last week was not alone in moving forward on gun safety. New York, Colorado, and Maryland have all passed new gun violence prevention legislation in the last four months. In each of these states, ordinary citizens have said no more and lawmakers have displayed the courage to listen and lead. Now it's time for Congress to lead for children and for all of us in every state -- not just some -- to demand action not obstruction and to put protection of child and citizen safety ahead of guns -- especially deadly assault weapons and high capacity ammunition magazines that should not be in civilian hands. The gun violence prevention bills pending in Congress deserve a vote. This time there must be change.

Sandy Hook Families Spark Emotion In Gun Debate

AP | NEDRA PICKLER | Posted 06.06.2013 | Politics

WASHINGTON — Bringing their emotional advocacy to the national gun debate, families of those killed in the Connecticut school shooting are appea...

149 Million Points of Origin

Suzy Hayman DeYoung | Posted 04.07.2013 | Parents
Suzy Hayman DeYoung

"I'm not done being the best father I can be for Ben -- not by a very long measure." This was recently declared by parent David Wheeler, whose 6-year-old son, Ben, was killed at Sandy Hook Elementary School on December 14th.