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Newtown, Connecticut residents petition for assault weapons ban

December 24, 2012


©2012 Casey McNerthney/Hearst Newspapers

©2012 Casey McNerthney/Hearst Newspapers

NEWTOWN, CT – Residents in the Connecticut community where 20 children and six staff members were shot to death have started a petition to ban assault weapons.

The proposed Sandy Hook Assault Weapons Ban would “be modeled in accordance with the anticipated Federal Assault Weapons Ban,” according to those who support it.

“We are Sandy Hook. We choose love.”

Multiple businesses near the massive memorial in Sandy Hook have posted green and white signs asking people to support the ban. The signs are done in the same style as the all-caps signs around Newtown that read, “We are Sandy Hook. We choose love.”

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December 24, 2012