Family of teacher murdered at Sandy Hook speaks out to oppose gun control

Family of teacher murdered at Sandy Hook speaks out to oppose gun control

Relatives of a Sandy Hook shooting victim have spoken out for the first time about opposing gun control saying they feel lumped together with other families from the tragedy in favor of new laws.

Though Rachel D’Avino, a teacher at the Newtown elementary school, was shot to death by a crazed gunman, her family still owns firearms — including an assault-style rifle — and is against any measures to control their purchase, according to her sister Hannah.

For the first time the D’Avinos said they wanted to outline their point of view – feeling that in the past they were simply presumed to have the same stance as other families in the massacre.

‘We’re very frustrated mainly because the 26 families got lumped together. We’re 26 families made of individuals that all have different opinions,’ Hannah D’Avino told the Republican-American.

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‘It’s like people are speaking for me and speaking for my sister,’ she added, ‘they don’t know her and they don’t know us.’

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