Newtown group launching anti-violence initiative

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Monday, January 14, 2013

Washington Post: A group in Newtown, Conn., plans to announce an initiative Monday aimed at preventing violent tragedies like last month’s school shootings at Sandy Hook Elementary School.

Sandy Hook Promise, formerly known as Newtown United, said it invited victims’ families to the announcement, which comes exactly one month after the Dec. 14 massacre.

Co-founder Tim Makris has said the group does not represent or speak for the families and that he’s not sure how many families might participate in the initiative.

Adam Lanza, 20, shot his way into Sandy Hook Elementary School on Dec. 14 and killed 20 first-graders and six women before committing suicide as police arrived. He also killed his mother at their Newtown home before driving to the school and carrying out the massacre.

The killings have sparked debates about gun control and violence prevention across the country. Vice President Joe Biden has been leading a national task force on gun violence and was expected to submit the panel’s recommendations to President Barack Obama on Tuesday.

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