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Published on: January 10, 2013 06:40 PM
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FILE - Veronique Pozner is escorted to her car after a funeral service for her 6-year-old son Noah Pozner, Monday, Dec. 17, 2012, in Fairfield, Conn. Noah Pozner was killed when gunman Adam Lanza walked into Sandy Hook Elementary School in Newtown  and opened fire, killing 26 people, including 20 children, before killing himself. (AP Photo/Jason DeCrowFILE - Veronique Pozner is escorted to her car after a funeral service for her 6-year-old son Noah Pozner, Monday, Dec. 17, 2012, in Fairfield, Conn. Noah Pozner was killed when gunman Adam Lanza walked into Sandy Hook Elementary School in Newtown and opened fire, killing 26 people, including 20 children, before killing himself. (AP Photo/Jason DeCrow

Newtown, CT - The mother of one of the children killed in last month’s massacre at a Connecticut elementary school said Thursday she is disappointed she hasn’t had an opportunity to be heard in the discussion over gun control in Washington.

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Veronique Pozner’s 6-year-old son, Noah, was among 20 first-graders killed by a gunman at Sandy Hook Elementary in Newtown.

“As the mother of a six year old victim of a cold-blooded massacre of school children, I am puzzled and disappointed by the fact that I have had no information or opportunity to be heard regarding the upcoming legislative proposal in Washington,” she said in a statement.

The statement was released by Veronique Pozner’s brother, Alexis Haller, who said a White House official he met during President Barack Obama’s visit to Newtown encouraged him to reach out if he had any concerns. Haller said he asked officials earlier this month if victims’ families would be informed of initiatives stemming from the massacre, but he never heard back.

A message seeking comment was left with the White House.

Haller said the family has ideas it wants to share with the White House and it wants to be part of the discussion about the response to the Dec. 14 massacre, in which the gunman also killed six adults at the school before committing suicide.

“I think the families have an important voice, and I think those voices need to be heard by the people who are proposing the reforms,” said Haller, who stressed he was speaking only for his family.

The Obama administration is assembling proposals to curb gun violence that would include a ban on sales of assault weapons, limits on high-capacity ammunition magazines and universal background checks for gun buyers.


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 Jan 10, 2013 at 06:54 PM awacs Says:

Why should the White House give her the time of day? She's just a pawn in a political game, after all.

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 Jan 10, 2013 at 08:12 PM Anonymous Says:

i'm not liking her atitude seems to me she just wants to be in the news....

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 Jan 10, 2013 at 08:46 PM Anonymous Says:

If she and the other parents of the victims have ideas, they are free to communicate them to the Biden Task Force just as any other citizens. I personally have some ideas on this issue as I'm sure do hundreds of thousands of others. She isn't clear as to what special knowledge or insights she would have. The Biden Task Force was given less than a month to complete its work and they don't have the luxury of meeting with everyone who might consider themselves "experts" on preventing gun violence.

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 Jan 10, 2013 at 10:00 PM esther Says:

1-3 sound pretty heartless.

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 Jan 10, 2013 at 10:21 PM Reb Yid Says:

It's like Representative Carolyn McCarthy, whose husband was murdered in that LIRR massacre, who then decided that made her an expert on gun control and she parlayed that into a successful Congressional career.

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 Jan 11, 2013 at 12:06 AM Anonymous Says:

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esther Says:

1-3 sound pretty heartless.

No...just realistic....there were too many parents whose children were killed or injured to reach out individually to solicit their views on gun control and related issues. Also, what about the parents of the victims in Columbine, Aurora Colorado, etc.

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 Jan 11, 2013 at 08:08 AM Materetsky Says:

I agree with #4, wow.
I am sure she would rather have her little boy back and not be in the news!!! Crazy

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 Jan 11, 2013 at 09:19 AM Mark Levin Says:

They don't give a bleep about what she has to say because the libs have had their ideas for a while & now they want to implement these ideas as quickly as possible, regardless of what is written in the Constitution.

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