Day of Mourning

Jan Brewer declared December 21, 2012 a "Day of Mourning," and is calling for Arizonans to participate in a moment of silence to honor the 26 victims of the Sandy Hook Elementary School shooting in Connecticut last week.

Arizona Governor Jan Brewer is calling on Arizona residents to participate in a moment of silence at 9:30 a.m. to honor the fallen victims of the Newtown, Conn. shooting, which took the lives of 26 children and staff members of Sandy Hook Elementary School.

The shooting feels particularly close to home for Tucsonans, who faced a similar tragedy when a gunman opened fire at a Safeway supermarket nearly two years ago, killing six and wounding 13 others, one of which was former U.S. Rep. Gabrielle Giffords.

Calling today a “Day of Mourning,” Brewer is also calling on government buildings and places of worship to ring their bells 26 times to honor each of the Newton victims.

The Newtown shooting was the second worst school shooting in U.S. history.

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leonardclark

There was an armed person at Columbine and that person did not stop the lunatics there from their horrible and terrible violence. We need to fully fund mental health care in Arizona and ban hig capacity ammo clips that can hold a hundred rounds and are clearly designed for the battlefield not hunting and not defense. Semi-Automatic weapons should be banned and every weapon in this country should be put on a national registry. One person tried to bring a bomb on a plane with his shoes and now we have to take our shoes off at airports, yet....in the latest in a long of mass killings with a gun not even twenty little children and six adults being slaughtered with a military style assault weapon and hig capacity ammo clip is enough to move our politicians and the lunatic leaders of the NRA ! Ban Assault weapons in Arizona with high capacity ammo clips and fully fund mental health care ! http://www.facebook.com/groups/443885859009985/?fref=ts

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