CT officials discuss gun violence prevention at virtual memorial for Sandy Hook School shooting victims

News 8/ WTNH | SANDY HOOK, Conn. (WTNH)– As flags flew at half staff around Connecticut, the memorial vigil honoring the 8th anniversary of the Sandy Hook Elementary School shooting went all virtual, due to the pandemic.

Hearing the names of the 20 young students and six educators read off every December 14th always brings back the horrors of the tragedy at Sandy Hook. Later that day, Connecticut’s U.S. Senators went to Newtown and met with the grieving families. Senator Richard Blumenthal remembers coming face to face with one mother.

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Sandy Hook Victims Remembered During Year of Record Gun Sales

CT News Junkie | During a remote vigil Monday, state officials and gun control advocates marked the eighth anniversary of the Sandy Hook Elementary School shooting, renewing calls for tighter firearm policies amidst surging gun sales and spikes in violence and crime.

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‘Their greatness was stolen from us’: CT gun violence victims, including from Sandy Hook, remembered

News Times | A Monday morning vigil to honor Connecticut gun violence victims on the eighth anniversary of the Sandy Hook Elementary School massacre was not just about remembrance — it was a call to action.

Since the 2012 massacre of 20 students and six educators at Sandy Hook, about 300,000 people in the United States have been killed by guns, said Jeremy Stein, executive director of CT Against Gun Violence, which hosted the Facebook Live vigil.

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