Mother of child killed in Sandy Hook shooting 10 years ago shares thoughts on framework for new safety laws

It could be the biggest breakthrough in US gun reform in decades… A cross-party group of senators has agreed on a framework for new gun safety laws including tougher checks for buyers under 21 and cracking down on illegal gun purchases.

It follows the horrific attack in Uvalde Texas just over three weeks ago, and a decade after a young man shot and killed 26 people, including 20 children, at Sandy Hook elementary school.

Michele Gay’s 7-year-old daughter Josephine was one of those killed in the shooting. Michele went on to co-found Safe and Sound Schools, an advocacy group dedicated to crisis prevention in schools.

After Sandy Hook everyone said “never again”, but it has happened again. And again… Michele told Tova on Thursday morning what it was like when the news started to unfold about Uvalde, Texas.

“This is not the first time we’ve had another tragedy in a school following our tragedy and sort of go through the same initial denial myself, thinking it’ll be sort of a correction. Maybe this is a mistake or we don’t have all the information yet.”

Gay says with this shooting, in particular, the news just kept getting more and more heartbreaking and closer to home.

“It was just so hauntingly similar to our tragedy. 

“It was hard, as you might imagine.”

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