Stephen Barton, one of the survivors of the Aurora, Colo., movie theater shooting, happens to live near Newtown, Conn., and is on a mission to make a difference.
Lawmakers said meaningful action in the wake of last week’s elementary school shooting must include a ban on military-style assault weapons and a look at how the nation deals with individuals suffering from serious mental illness.
Barton spoke to reporters on the steps of City Hall following his meeting with the mayor, calling for the presidential candidates to offer their plans on the gun control issue during Wednesday night’s debate.
Will there be questions at the first presidential debate about curtailing gun violence? New York City Mayor Michael Bloomberg is trying to force the issue by running television ads — demanding a plan from the candidates.
Stephen Barton of Southbury is lucky to be alive. He was in the movie theater when that mass shooting unfolded.
Moviegoers in New York City were deeply saddened but unfazed by the news of the mass shooting at a Colorado theater, as they turned out by the thousands to see the premiere of the latest Batman film.