Mental health, gun control and school safety are the topics dominating the conversation in Newtown, Connecticut, after 27 were killed there Friday morning.
Anderson Cooper talks with the former Chair of the Newtown Board of Education, Lillian Bittman, about the issues and creating a meaningful dialogue.
"That's what we need to do, is have that civil discourse so that we can find the solutions," says Bittman who participated in an online panel earlier in the day with others who have varying opinions regarding gun control. "We'll never get there if we can't talk to each other."
When Bittman attended the wake for one young victim, Daniel Barden, she received a note from Daniel's sister with the request that Anderson read it on-air. The message was intended for President Obama, who met with the family on Sunday. At the time, Natalie was too overwhelmed to ask the president a question. This is her note:
"My name is Natalie Barden and I wanted to tell the president that only police officers and the military should get guns. If people want to do it as a sport than they could go to a shooting range and the guns would not be able to leave there."
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