Daughter of Newtown victim confronts Sen. Ayotte for killing background checks

Erica Lafferty, whose mother Dawn Hochsprung was shot dead in the Sandy Hook Elementary massacre last Christmas, confronted Senator Kelly Ayotte (R-NH) yesterday over the good Senator’s vote to kill the background check legislation supported by up to 94% of the American people.

Lafferty’s mom was the principal of Sandy Hook Elementary.

Erica Lafferty, the daughter of the Sandy Hook Elementary principal who was gunned down last Christmas, asks GOP Senator Ayotte why she did the NRA's dirty work and voted to kill background checks.

Erica Lafferty, the daughter of the Sandy Hook Elementary principal who was gunned down last Christmas, asks GOP Senator Ayotte why she did the NRA’s dirty work and voted to kill background checks.

Ayotte is one of several Senators already facing a backlash in the polls from their support for the NRA over legislation that over 90% of the American people, including a majority of Republicans, want.

Here’s Lafferty challenging Ayotte at the town hall meeting.  Below that is a video confirming that the Ayotte town hall was censored to block questions about guns.  Apparently, Ayotte is embarrassed of her suport for the Second Amendment, but not nearly embarrassed enough.  Gun control supporters should have stormed that town hall and demanded Ayotte explain her support for mass murderer.  It’s what the GOP would do – and has done – and it’s why they win when 94% of the American people are on our side.

Here the moderator admits that he censored out gun questions from  Ayotte’s town hall meeting:

UPDATE: Joe Scarborough criticized Ayotte today for her handling of the confrontation and for her vote in favor of killing background checks:


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  • http://lacirugiadenariz.com/ Sonia Rivera

    really good thanks

  • Duh!

    Wouldn’t mental illness be part of background checks?

  • http://www.rebeccamorn.com/mind BeccaM

    These votes against universal background checks are just a microcosm of what’s wrong with our government. How many times have I gone through the litany of “solid majority support” for any number of issues, whereas our federal and state governments ignore the will of the people? Too many times.

    From gun control, to health care reform, to tax policy, to wars, to workers’ rights and workplace safety, to reproductive freedoms, to the environment, to Social Security and Medicare — on issue after issue, we have the people’s desires represented in trusted polls as being 60% or higher, sometimes much higher such as in support for tougher and more universal background checks for purchasing firearms, and always it’s the lobbyists for the special interests who get their way.

    This is only going to stop when the elected politicians start to lose their jobs for failing to represent the will of the people. I hope the people of New Hampshire remember how their Senator’s been voting when it comes time to decide whether or not to send her back to DC.

  • http://www.facebook.com/monoceros.forth Monoceros Forth

    Oh please. When was the last time Republicans gave a toss for any public health measure? I want to see a Republican answer to a proposal to (say) increase funding for N.I.M.H.

  • lynchie

    No this was a town hall where she basically talked for 5 minutes without saying anything and laying off the Newtown murders to mental health. the simple answer is “going forward if background checks can prevent 1 life why isn’t worth it and if mental health issues are so important why haven’t you proposed legislation to deal with that”. She is bought and paid for.by the gun lobbyists.

  • olandp

    Why didn’t someone stand up and say “Bullsh*t!”

    With gun control if any legislation does not solve every problem it cannot be considered. By their logic dealing with mental health won’t stop all gun violence, so we shouldn’t do anything. Bullsh*t.

  • Drew2u

    I can’t watch the videos, but is this the meeting where the senator responds with: “I love my kids but this bill wouldn’t have stopped the killing at Sandy Hook.” which was then met with applause?

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