One Nevada mother shows immense courage by filing a complaint with the Reno Police Internal Affairs office after a gun was sold to her son, who suffers from mental illness. "The sale illustrates what can happen when background checks are not required for private sales," she said, adding that the sale put her family in danger and could have ended her son's life.
Today, Madeleine F. Hsu would have turned just 7 years old. She was a very sweet little girl who loved her family's dog, a golden retriever, very much. Let's honor her birthday and her memory by holding those we love especially close today.
Should teachers and custodians be allowed to carry firearms onto school campuses to keep students safe? One insurance company says that it would create a riskier climate for our children: http://www.usatoday.com/story/news/nation/2013/07/07/kan-law-thrusts-iowa-insurer-into-gun-debate/2495815/
A Sandy Hook Promise co-founder speaks with the Brady Campaign's president on the prospects for a return of the Manchin-Toomey background check bill to the Senate floor:
Rebecca Juliet, a 15-year old New Yorker, has just released an original composition, “Angel on Our Shoulder” to benefit Sandy Hook Promise and other charities. Rebecca was working on this gorgeous song, whose message is that everyone can make a difference by helping those in need, when the shooting occurred. She revised it in tribute to the children and teachers of Sandy Hook.
Please help us by purchasing the song and spreading its message far and wide.
You can watch the video here:
You don't have to be a Yankees fan to appreciate the generosity of the team in hosting 4,000 Newtown residents and honoring our community with dignity, song and meditation: http://wapc.mlb.com/play/?content_id=28683073&partnerId=as_mlb_20130707_9553654
Sandy Hook Promise parents Nicole Hockley, Mark and Jackie Barden on the road with Gabby Giffords and Mark Kelly in Maine - jointly seeking sensible solutions.
Newtown sends its congrats to Andy Murray, a survivor of the 1996 Dunblane massacre, for bringing the Wimbledon Cup back to Britain for the first time in 77 years. You are an inspiration to our town.