Parents of children killed in the 2012 Newtown, Conn., school shooting joined Democrats Thursday in calling on New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie to sign a ban on ammunition magazines that hold more than 10 rounds.
Twelve people were sworn in Monday evening as members of the commission that will evaluate whether, how and where a permanent memorial should be built. The town has received many proposals, but the process is expected to take years.
After the Dec. 14 massacre at Newtown, Cerberus Capital Management said it would sell Freedom Group, the company that makes the Bushmaster .223 rifle used in the rampage.
Neil Heslin, on Wednesday urged lawmakers to consider the prohibition for his son, Jesse, who was 6 years old.
The parents who spoke at a public hearing, along with hundreds of others, all agreed that a lot must change in the wake of the tragedy.
Students Jesse Lewis, Catherine Hubbard, Benjamin Wheeler and Allison Wyatt will all be laid to rest. Teachers Lauren Rousseau and Anne Marie Murphy will also be remembered.
Before going to school Friday morning, Jesse McCord Lewis, 6, had hot chocolate with his favorite breakfast sandwich — sausage, egg and cheese — at the neighborhood deli in Newtown, Conn.