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Connecticut Gun Control Law (2013)

Sandy Hook Families Travel To Washington To Speak Out Against Gun Legislation

Sandy Hook Families Travel To Washington To Speak Out Against Gun Legislation

Jane Dougherty made a promise to her sister on the day they buried the Sandy Hook School psychologist, one of six educators and 20 children slain in the December 2012 mass shooting.

“I told her that I would do whatever it took to make changes,” she recalled. “And every day for the past five years I have figured out some way to keep that promise to my sister.”

It was the promise to her sister — Mary Sherlach — that brought Dougherty to a rally at the U.S. Capitol Wednesday to speak out against Republican-backed legislation that would allow gun owners with a state-issued concealed-carry permit to carry a handgun in any state that allows concealed weapons.

Opponents argue...