May 1st, 2013
11:25 PM ET

Newtown victim's daughter not giving up

Anderson Cooper talks to Erica Lafferty, daughter of slain Sandy Hook Elementary School Principal Dawn Hochsprung, about why she drove hours to confront Senator Kelly Ayotte yesterday. The Congresswoman voted against the bipartisan gun control bill two weeks ago, calling the regulations a burden on gun owners. “I want answers that no one has given me and I still haven’t gotten them,” says Lafferty.

In a heated exchange at a town hall event in New Hampshire, Lafferty took to the mic and asked Sen. Ayotte about her priorities. “I’m just wondering why the burden of my mother being gunned down in the halls of her elementary school isn’t as important as that?”

Lafferty says the senator dodged the question, as she expected her too. But Lafferty predicts the legislation will be back on the floor this year with a different outcome. She and others plan to continue lobbying for stricter gun control.


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