WASHINGTON (April 21, 2013)--Some of the families who lost loved ones in the massacre in December at Sandy Hook Elementary School in Newtown, Conn., say they are disappointed by the U.S. Senate's defeat of expanded background checks for gun sales and vow to continue their fight.
Erica Lafferty is the daughter of Dawn Hochsprung, the Sandy Hook Elementary School principal who was shot to death as she lunged unarmed at the shooter.
"My mom was not scared in the halls of Sandy Hook, they should not be scared to cast a vote to protect millions of innocent people," referring to the senators who voted against expanding background checks for gun sales,” she said.
The National Rifle Association said it would rate lawmakers on the vote Wednesday.
Lafferty made the comments Sunday on CBS' "Face the Nation."