Conn. group starts anti-violence effort

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Posted: Jan 15, 2013 2:57 AM
Conn. group starts anti-violence effort

NEWTOWN, Conn. (AP) — Parents of children slain in the Connecticut school massacre are calling for a national dialogue to help prevent similar tragedies as politicians renew demands for tighter gun control.

Members of the newly formed group Sandy Hook Promise spoke out Monday, saying they want to have open-minded discussions about a range of issues, including guns, mental health and safety in schools and other public places.

Nicole Hockley, whose son Dylan was among the 26 people killed Dec. 14 at Sandy Hook Elementary School, says, "I do not want there to be a next time."

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Meanwhile, New York moved to become the first to state to pass stricter gun control laws with a tougher ban on assault weapons and restrictions on ammunition and gun sales.