One Tampa Bay area lawmaker says yes. What do you think Tampa Bay?
Last Friday’s massacre at Sandy Hook Elementary School in Newtown, Conn., has prompted one local lawmaker to take up the charge to push Congress to pass two proposed gun control acts. U.S. Rep. Kathy Castor, D-Tampa, says it’s time for Congress to ban assault weapons and high-capacity magazines along with them. She’s also urging Congress to close a loophole that allows the immediate sale of weapons at gun shows. “There is no reason people need access to assault weapons and high-capacity magazines,” Castor said in a statement posted on her website. “Commonsense regulation is appropriate. It is time for us as a Congress and as a nation to take swift action. Congress should consider and pass the assault weapons ban this week.” Castor is the …
Pinellas County Schools Superintendent Michael A. Grego sent a letter Monday to Pinellas County Schools staff in response to the deadly shootings at Sandy Hook Elementary School in Newtown, CT.
Tuesday, December 18, 2012
Michael A. Grego, Pinellas County Schools superintendent, sent a system-wide letter to staff Monday calling for a review of all lockdown and emergency procedures in response to Friday's deadly shootings at Sandy Hook Elementary School in Newtown, CT. This letter from Grego is also posted on the Pinellas County Schools website: Dec. 17, 2012 Dear Colleagues, Whenever something as tragic as Friday’s shooting in Newtown, Conn., occurs, especially when it affects innocent children and dedicated educators so similar to the ones in our own district, we can’t help but be affected. We naturally share a bond with members of our profession whose first priority is the students they serve, and our hearts ache when families and communities are in …