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.
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.
Don’t you remember the heartbreak of the Newton massacre? That was the message delivered to Washington lawmakers by parents who lost their children on that bleak morning 97 days ago.
Neil Heslin, on Wednesday urged lawmakers to consider the prohibition for his son, Jesse, who was 6 years old.
Hundreds of people, including numerous gun rights advocates, turned out for the daylong public hearing, with 1,300 signing up to speak, according to one lawmaker.