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    Senator Ayotte Confronted on Gun Vote

    WASHINGTON, DC - MARCH 21:  U.S. Sen. Kelly Ayotte (R-NH) speaks during a hearing before the Senate Homeland Security and Governmental Affairs Committee March 21, 2013 on Capitol Hill in Washington, DC. The committee held a hearing to get a progress report on the management of the Department of Homeland Security 10 years after its creation.  (Photo by Alex Wong/Getty Images)

    Senator Ayotte on Capitol Hill on March 21. (Alex Wong/Getty)

    New Hampshire Republican Sen. Kelly Ayotte was confronted at a town-hall meeting in her own state on Wednesday by Erica Lafferty, the daughter of the Sandy Hook Elementary School principal who was killed in the school shooting. Lafferty first met with Ayotte in Washington earlier this month, a meeting she brought up during the confrontation. “You had mentioned that day the burden on owners of gun stores that the expanded background checks would harm,” Lafferty said. “I am just wondering why the burden of my mother being gunned down in halls of her elementary school isn’t more important than that.” Ayotte is one of five senators being targeted in anti-gun campaigns led by New York Mayor Michael Bloomberg and former U.S. representative Gabrielle Giffords. The NRA has also poured thousands into ads supporting Ayotte, making her the poster face of the culture war over guns.

    By daughter of Newtown victim.


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