Resident Melina Macall writes a letter in response to the school shooting in Newtown, Conn., calling for Montclair to join Mayors Against Illegal Guns.
Monday, December 17, 2012
To the Editor, As a parent and citizen I am doing everything in my power to reduce the number of guns on the streets. I was deeply disappointed to note that Montclair Mayor Robert Jackson is not part of the coalition of Mayors nationwide supporting effective gun laws. Mayors Against Illegal Guns is a bipartisan coalition of more than 725 mayors –representing 57 million Americans – who support common-sense gun laws. I ask you to join this coalition as a priority and to share this information with our town so that we citizens can come out behind you and speak up for stronger gun control. For every day that nothing changes, 34 people are murdered by gunshot. Melina Macall Montclair
A Connecticut town once voted the safest place to live in America experiences horrific violence in one of its elementary schools.
The man identified in media reports Friday as the shooter in the second deadliest school shooting in American history has told friends that he thinks his developmentally disabled brother may have committed the crime, Patch has learned. A close friend of Ryan Lanza who requested to not be identified told Patch that he spoke to Lanza as he was making his way home from work to Hoboken. Lanza also took to his Facebook page to rail against CNN naming him as the suspect in the shooting in Newtown, Conn. “I’m on the bus home now, it wasn’t me,” Lanza wrote. Lanza’s mother, Nancy, a school teacher, is believed to be among the dead. More than 25 people, including 18 students, died in the mass shooting. The shooter was Adam Lanza, 20, the younger …