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May 2nd, 2013
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Newtown victim's daughter on challenging Sen. Ayotte: 'I just want to make my mom a human to them'

Erin Lafferty lost her mother Dawn Hochsprung on Dec. 14th in the Sandy Hook Elementary School shooting. Hochsprung was the principal and she died trying to protect her students. In her memory, Erica has fought for gun reform.

At a town hall event Tuesday, Erica confronted Senator Kelly Ayotte (R-NH) who voted against a recent gun control measure. She questioned why the Senator believes background checks are a burden on gun owners.

"I'm just wondering why the burden of my mother being gunned down in the halls of her elementary school is not as important," Erin asks Sen. Ayotte.

The senator went on to explain she thinks the problem lies in the mental health reform, but that wasn't good enough for Erica. She joins John and Christine on "Starting Point" to explain how she is keeping the memory of her mother alive through her work on gun control.