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Newtown Families To Continue Congressional Lobbying, Community Action

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Parents of two victims of the Sandy Hook Elementary School shooting say they will continue to fight for stronger laws to combat gun violence.Nicole Hockley, the mother of 6-year-old Dylan, and Mark Barden, the father of 7-year-old Daniel, appeared at a news conference Monday with three members of Connecticut’s congressional delegation marking the two-year anniversary of the Dec. 14, 2012 shooting that killed 26 students and educators. .

“My little Daniel’s death was preventable,” Barden said. “Dylan Hockley’s death was preventable. And it’s not going to happen by itself.”

Hockley and Barden declined to comment on a lawsuit they and other Sandy Hook families have filed against the maker, distributor and seller of the gun used in the shooting.

Audio courtesy of Connecticut Network.

Information from The Associated Press was used in this report.

Jim is WAMC’s Assistant News Director and hosts WAMC's flagship news programs: Midday Magazine, Northeast Report and Northeast Report Late Edition. Email: jlevulis@wamc.org
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