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Whenever you hear the name of Sandy Hook related to anything, you automatically think of the school shooting and the subsequent push for gun control and for the most part, you would be right. In keeping with that line of thought, Sandy Hook Promise is an organization determined to help prevent run-related deaths due to the accidental firing of a gun, crimes and suicide.

This week Sandy Hook Promise honored US Rep. Cathy McMorris, who has a very high rating from the NRA. McMorris is a top-ranking Republican in the House, who helped to pass the STOP School Violence Act.

(The CT Mirror) – A Republican congressional leader who gets high grades from the National Rifle Association gained an unlikely spotlight this week —  guest of honor at the Sandy Hook Promise annual fundraising gala here Wednesday night.

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Rep. Cathy McMorris Rogers, a member of the House Republican leadership has a top rating from the NRA for her voting record to expand gun ownership and her effort to weaken federal gun laws.

She was honored as a “Promise Champion” for helping Sandy Hook Promise shepherd a legislative priority through Congress this year, the STOP School Violence Act that aims to improve school safety and prevent gun violence.

That bill, which was passed with bipartisan majorities in the U.S. House and Senate and signed into law by President Donald Trump, provides federal grants to schools, law enforcement and others who seek training to prevent school violence. Sandy Hook Promise, an organization that was created to fight gun violence by parents who lost their children at the massacre at Sandy Hook Elementary School, provides that type of training…

Note that this bill did not actually promote gun control. It was more of an effort to provide federal funding to help train school and law enforcement personnel on what to do in the event of an active shooter. Part of that training involves the use of firearms and how to stop an active shooter in order to save lives.

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