"You had mentioned that day the burden on owners of gun stores that the expanded background checks would harm. I am just wondering why the burden of my mother being gunned down in the halls of her elementary school isn't more important than that," asked a visibly angry Erica Lafferty, the daughter of slain Sandy Hook Elementary principal Dawn Hochsprung. Lafferty had first met with Ayotte in Washington following that failed vote.
What does expanded background checks have to do with Newtown? I'm genuinely curious.