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Thu July 25, 2013
Sister of Sandy Hook victim urges Montanans to support new gun control
Carlee Soto will never forget December 14th, 2012.
That was when she learned her 27-year-old sister Victoria was one of the 26 teachers and students massacred at Sandy Hook elementary school. The photo showing Carlee learning the horrible news has become one of the iconic images of that tragic day. She was in Missoula today to speak at a nationally-touring rally to reduce gun violence, and to urge support for passage of universal background checks. The legislation failed in the Senate, with Montana Senator Jon Tester voting for it, and Senator Max Baucus against. Soto has dropped out of college to devote her time to lobbying against gun violence; she hopes to eventually persuade Baucus and others to change their minds. In this feature interview, Soto talks with News Director Sally Mauk about her sister, about that awful day in Newtown - and about what she wants our country to do to prevent other families from having to go through a similar tragedy.