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Sandy Hook survivor calls for federal action

Some Connecticut officials and gun safety advocates gathered on the steps of the state capitol yesterday to call for federal action.  Mary Ann Jacobs, a Sandy Hook School educator, says the 26 lives taken on 12/14 should have been enough.  She questioned how many kids have to die in schools before federal lawmakers act, adding that no one should accept this as the fate of teachers, communities and families.  Jacobs says the patchwork of state by state gun laws endangers those in places with restrictions like Connecticut's. Jacobs was huddled in a closet with 18 nine-year olds and thee colleagues nearly 10 years ago and says she was right back n the closet when she heard the news on Tuesday, remembering the fear and horror, trying to be brave for the kids.  Tuesday’s tragedy in Texas appeared similar to the Sandy Hook shooting, where a 20-year-old shot his way into the locked school after killing his mother and then killed 20 first graders and six educators.  Jacobs says she's one of the lucky ones because she survived.

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