Cafero on Wednesday called it ‘‘really galling’’ to read Stebbins’ account of the Newtown investigation in the newspaper after legislative leaders repeatedly asked, with no success, for information from the state police as they try to craft a legislative response to the massacre that addresses gun violence, mental health and school security. The bipartisan closed-door talks were continuing on Thursday and a vote by the full General Assembly may be held before the end of the month.
While Malloy, a Democrat, expressed his anger over details of the investigation being released at the seminar, he said he is ‘‘bewildered by the demands’’ of House Minority Leader Lawrence Cafero Jr., R-Norwalk, and others who want a special briefing before they can take a firm position on a legislative response to the Newtown shooting.
‘‘To Mr. Cafero and those others, I must ask: What more could you possibly need to know?’’ Malloy said.
‘‘We know for a fact that on Dec. 14, a very disturbed young man took a military-style rifle with high-capacity magazines into a school and murdered 20 innocent children and six innocent adults,’’ he said.
‘‘Today, more than three months later, the vast majority of people in Connecticut can agree on some simple, commonsense things we can do — right now — to ban the sale of the weapon he used, to outlaw the high-capacity magazines he used and to put in place systems that will make it much more difficult for a weapon like that to fall into the wrong hands,’’ Malloy added.
Originally posted by Afterthought
To those who are interested, here is Emilie Parker's art gallery, which, by definition, is a collection of pictures.
It's part of the Emilie Parker Fund website that was set up by Mr. and Mrs. Parker to raise money for art programs in the community.
I'm curious to know if Peter Lanza has contributed to this cause as a means of reaching out to Adam's victims' families.