The Promise

The Promise: The Families of Sandy Hook and the Long Road to Gun Safety

Matt Bennett
Copyright Date: 2013
Edition: DGO - Digital original
Pages: 26
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    The Promise
    Book Description:

    THE BROOKINGS ESSAY: In the spirit of its commitment to high-quality, independent research, the Brookings Institution has commissioned works on major topics of public policy by distinguished authors, including Brookings scholars. The Brookings Essay is a multi-platform product aimed to engage readers in open dialogue and debate. The views expressed, however, are solely those of the author.

    eISBN: 978-0-8157-2587-9
    Subjects: Political Science

Table of Contents

  1. Front Matter
    (pp. 1-3)
  2. The Promise The Families of Sandy Hook and the Long Road to Gun Safety
    (pp. 4-26)

    It was the saddest roll call I’ve ever heard. “I’m Nelba; my daughter’s name is Ana; she was six.” “I’m Mark; my son’s name was Daniel; he was seven.” “I’m Nicole; my son’s name is Dylan; he’s six.”

    And on it went, as we sat around the table of a sterile conference room at a DC law firm, the confused and confusing mix of tenses signaling the freshness of loss, the impossibility of comprehending it yet. It was late January 2013, barely a month after the mass shooting at Sandy Hook Elementary School, and these were the families of some...