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Newtown group says public supports gun control

Published On: Dec 24 2013 05:34:16 AM CST
Updated On: Sep 11 2013 03:50:20 PM CDT
NEWTOWN, Conn. -

A nonprofit group in Newtown that has worked with families who lost relatives in the school shooting last year on tougher gun laws says the recall of two lawmakers in Colorado does not diminish public support for such measures.

Two Democratic state lawmakers who backed tighter gun laws in the aftermath of mass shootings have been kicked out of office.
Sandy Hook Promise says the recall does not change Colorado's newly strengthened gun laws or diminish broad public support for gun safety and responsibility. The group says an overwhelming majority of Americans, including a large majority of gun owners, support measures to keep guns away from convicted criminals.
The National Rifle Association says the election sent a clear message to lawmakers that they should protect gun rights.