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The Promise: The Families of Sandy Hook and the Long Road to Gun Safety, by Matt Bennett

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The Promise: The Families of Sandy Hook and the Long Road to Gun Safety

July 15, 2013, Matt Bennett

The Promise tells the story of Sandy Hook Promise, the gun safety advocacy organization formed by families in Newtown, Connecticut to support the victims and survivors of the mass shooting at Sandy Hook Elementary School, through the eyes of their Washington D.C. advisor at Third Way, Matt Bennett. His detailed, deeply personal account shows the difficulty in challenging one of the most sophisticated special interest groups in modern history and the perseverance by a uniquely dedicated team of advocates brought together by tragedy.

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