Gun Control

Newtown Families Respond to Senate Blocking Gun Control Legislation

Accusing senators of cowardice


Family members of victims of the Sandy Hook Elementary School massacre are lashing out at Senate opponents of tougher gun laws, accusing them of "cowardice" just days after lawmakers blocked legislation designed to fight gun violence.

"I'm honestly disgusted that there were so many senators that are doing nothing about the fact that my mom was gunned down in her elementary school. It's grossly unfair to the family members of Newtown, as well as all other gun violence victims," Erica Lafferty, the daughter of Sandy Hook principal Dawn Hochsprung, who was killed in the rampage, told CBS's Bob Schieffer Sunday on "Face the Nation."