Former NY city Mayor Michael Bloomberg, founder of "Mayors Against Illegal Guns," and Shannon Watts,  founder of "Moms Demand Action" join forces in the new group "Everytown for Gun Safety."
DP April 16, 2014 at 03:22 pm
@Paula, MDA is out of Indianapolis, not Newtown. Shannon Watts merely capitalized upon, andRead More exploited for gain, the tragedy of Sandy Hook the very day after it occurred. Newtown has two such gun-hating groups: Newtown Action Alliance and Sandy Hook Promise. But MDA is not local at all.
Paula Antolini April 16, 2014 at 03:28 pm
@DP, "Moms Demand Action was founded by stay-at-home mom Shannon Watts on December 15, 2012, inRead More response to the devastating shooting at Sandy Hook Elementary School. The organization quickly flourished into a leading force for gun violence prevention, with chapters in all 50 states and a powerful grassroots network of moms that has successfully effected change at the local, state and national level." https://momsdemandaction.org/about-2/
Newtown Mom-Z April 16, 2014 at 03:59 pm
Right On Paula !!!! "nothing more that a cult of bored housewives" - Woweeeeee, can'tRead More get much morte ignorant that that ! . Bloomberg is a WINNER, and he has a group of outstanding American leaders with him !!! . Underscoring his desire to work with both parties, Mr. Bloomberg is bringing on a new advisory board with prominent Republican and Democratic figures. Tom Ridge, the former Pennsylvania governor and Homeland Security secretary under President George W. Bush; Eli Broad, the philanthropist; Warren Buffett, the investor; and Michael G. Mullen, the former chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff under both Mr. Bush and President Obama, will all be board members.
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Heather April 16, 2014 at 08:33 pm
A stafforshire* sorry my auto correct on my phone has a mind of its own lol
Heather April 16, 2014 at 08:34 pm
Another correction .... 90% ... I have to change my phone settings lol
Heather April 16, 2014 at 08:37 pm
What I'm getting at is until DNA tests are done nobody can sit there and say it's time to ban theRead More breed when most of the time the breed is not accurately represented. Government temperament testing studies show the American Pitbull Terrier scores among the highest!
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Cheap Guy April 16, 2014 at 05:12 pm
Women should be lining up to vote Republican this election. If it weren't enough that GOPRead More scientists already altered female biology so they can't get pregnant during rape... now they've eliminated the risk of death during childbirth. That is some seriously impressive work they are doing.... LOL Speaker John Boehner announced who will chair the major House committees they're all white men. There isn't a single woman or minority included in the mix of 19 committee chairs -- a stark reality for a party desperate to appeal to women and minorities after both groups overwhelmingly rejected Republicans in the last presidential election A note to the GOP, you know your party is in trouble when on the day after the election your are asked ""Did the CRAZY legitimate rape guy win ?? .. And you are forced to reply ""which one?" LOL
Baba Booey April 16, 2014 at 05:25 pm
They must be feeding the horses beano again down at Central Perk...
cheryl April 16, 2014 at 06:01 pm
Horses? Guess you don't know that there will NOT be any horses in central park thanks to the newRead More mayor- DeBlasio. He's doing away with the horses because he's buddy wants the stable land to build on. So the horses must go. Surprised you didn't know.
John Munro April 14, 2014 at 05:15 pm
If they had a clue they'd be trying to crack down on predatory tax collectors!
DP April 15, 2014 at 09:33 am
From The Courant online: Greenwich is the cash cow for CT liberals with their taxation. How fitting.Read More http://www.courant.com/news/connecticut/hc-where-do-other-states-get-their-tax-revenue-20140408,0,1365526.htmlpage
DP April 15, 2014 at 09:35 am
John Munro: Just be a good peasant and pay your fair share! CT is no longer a state of "havesRead More and have nots". We are now the state of "takes and take nots". And CT is collapsing, both financially and morally. Imagine that.
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Linda C April 16, 2014 at 01:31 pm
Agreed but the problem we are running into here is at the end of the tragedy, you are told the dogRead More belongs to the child (usually a teenager) and the parents refuse to take any responsibility at all. Even to the extent of telling authorities themselves to put the dog down. It's disgusting the measures some take to avoid responsibility and get away with it! You are correct the laws are there for the law abiding citizens, the rest couldn't careless.
Jack Baillargeron April 16, 2014 at 04:57 pm
Doesn't matter, If the teen lives in the home or one the parents property they are responsible.Read More Their home owners insurance company can be sued as well. Putting the dog down does not negate the incident. It is like destroying the knife used to stab somebody. The stabber is still responsible. I am not a lawyer or anything like that but read enough cases and know enough victims as a Retired firefighter to know you can win on these things easily. Might not be able to get money from some of these people but you can get them banned from being able to own an animal again at the least in my opinion.
Jack Baillargeron April 16, 2014 at 05:05 pm
Would point out also that is the reason for getting leash law or town ordinances. They merely stateRead More the rule and have no age limitation. I have seen children walking a 40lb dog as young as 8 to 10. There is no way they could control that dog unless the dog has been very well trained along with the child being trained so the dog will obey it. Problem with society right now is that no one takes self-responsibility for their own action anymore (well any criminal activity or incidents like this). Idiot owners like to blame the dog also to negate their responsibility. Start throwing them in jail with sentences they would give to a person for doing what the dog does and you would have deterent. But there will always be some excuse. It sickens me to no end.
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