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Wed May 1, 2013, 07:04 AM

Daughter of Sandy Hook Shooting Victim Confronts Ayotte on Gun Vote


Erica Lafferty, daughter of Sandyh Hook Elementary School victim Dawn Hochsprung, attends a town hall meeting with Senator Kelly Ayotte in Warren, N.H., on Tuesday. Frank Thorp / NBC News


WARREN, N.H. The fight of over gun control moved into the White Mountains of New Hampshire on Tuesday as groups pushing for stricter gun laws confronted Sen. Kelly Ayotte (R-N.H.) on her decision to vote against a bipartisan plan to expand the national gun background check system . . .

During a town hall meeting in this tiny mountainside village, Ayotte stuck to a pre-determined format that included a lengthy PowerPoint presentation of her positions on gun control, sequestration, the federal deficit and implementation of the health-care reform law. Then she asked a moderator to call on members of the audience who had submitted prewritten questions.

. . . some people asked Ayotte to call on Erica Lafferty, whose mother, Dawn Lafferty Hochsprung, was the principal at Sandy Hook Elementary School and a victim of the mass shooting in December. Lafferty had driven four hours from Connecticut to confront Ayotte.

You had mentioned that day the burden on the owners of gun stores that the expanded background checks would cause, Lafferty said. Im just wondering why the burden of my mother being gunned down in the halls of her elementary school isnt as important?


read: http://www.washingtonpost.com/blogs/post-politics/wp/2013/04/30/daughter-of-sandy-hook-shooting-victim-confronts-kelly-ayotte-on-gun-vote/




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Wed May 1, 2013, 08:25 AM

1. I saw this last night.

Erica Lafferty took my breath away. As did the bumbling non-answer Ayotte gave her.

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