Eyewitness News is providing viewers and readers a way to voice their opinions on national gun control policies by equipping them with information on how they can contact their senators and representatives.
Adam Lanza had two pistols and a military-style rifle when he entered Sandy Hook Elementary School Friday morning and in just a matter of minutes, he fired multiple rounds killing 20 children and six adults.
On Wednesday, President Barack Obama addressed the nation and said his administration would look at ways of reducing gun violence in the country.
"This time, the words need to lead to action," Obama said.
The president set a deadline of January for recommendations to be made on gun control. According to The Associated Press, Obama has pushed for "stricter background checks for people who seek to purchase weapons and limited high capacity clips."
In Connecticut, residents can contribute to the discussion by emailing their United States senators and representatives.
Since the shooting, newly-elected U.S. Sen. Chris Murphy has been discussing ways to reduce gun violence in the country.
U.S. Sen. Richard Blumenthal, D-CT, has called to "effectively ban assault weapons," especially ones "not designed for self-defense or hunting, but rather for killing as many people as possible, as fast as possible."
"It's the right time to ask what can we do to stop this sort of tragedy," he said on the Senate floor Tuesday.
Friday, May 17 2013 10:19 PM EDT2013-05-18 02:19:19 GMT
LOUISVILLE, KY (WAVE) – Several roads off Dixie Highway are shut down due to a police situation. According to MetroSafe, around 4:30 p.m. Friday Shively police were dispatched to a home in the 2900 blockMore >>
According to MetroSafe, around 4:30 p.m. Friday Shively police were dispatched to a home in the 2900 block of Dixie Highway.More >>
Friday, May 17 2013 11:10 PM EDT2013-05-18 03:10:15 GMT
LAUREL COUNTY, KY (WAVE) – A woman allegedly went to extreme lengths to let out her neighbor's dogs. According to Laurel Sheriff's Senior Sgt Greg Poynter, at 4:50 p.m. Friday deputies received a callMore >>
According to Laurel Sheriff's Senior Sgt Greg Poynter, at 4:50 p.m. Friday deputies received a call a woman had broken into a home on Chaney Ridge Road.More >>
Friday, May 17 2013 10:21 PM EDT2013-05-18 02:21:45 GMT
NEW ALBANY, IN – New Albany police said Friday that a mother found dead along with her two young children in a creek in Binford Park in March drowned her two young children and then herself. New AlbanyMore >>
Investigators said Jaime Clutter, 35, suffered from mental illness -- possibly psychosis and postpartum depression -- when she walked her children to Binford Park March 13 and drowned them. More >>
Friday, May 17 2013 11:20 PM EDT2013-05-18 03:20:36 GMT
LOUISVILLE, KY (WAVE) - The coroner has identified the woman shot and killed in the 3300 block of FernHeather Drive as 48-year-old Gloria Ross. Ross was pronounced dead at 9:39 p.m. Thursday. AccordingMore >>
According to the Jefferson County coroner's office, Gloria Ross, 48, was pronounced dead at 9:39 p.m. Thursday after suffering multiple gunshot wounds in the 3300 block of FernHeather Drive.More >>