Newtown residents invited to President Obama's State of the Union Address

Newtown Residents Invited To President Obama’s State Of The Union Address

Democrats have invited Newtown, Connecticut residents to attend President Barack Obama’s State of the Union Address on Tuesday in Washington, D.C..

Among them, House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi (D-Calif.), is bringing a child from Newtown, Connecticut and her mother.

At the same news conference on Friday, Representative Chris Van Hollen (D-Md.) said he’s bringing Carol Price. According to the Washington Post, he says Carol is a resident “who lost her son to gun violence many years ago, and her son’’s death actually stimulated the Maryland gun legislation many years ago to require trigger locks be sold with guns so you wouldn’’t have these awful tragedies.”

The invitations exist as part of a campaign by Representative Jim Langevin (D-R.I.) urging fellow lawmakers to bring victims of gun violence to the State of the Union Address. Jim Langevin is a quadriplegic was accidentally shot at the age of 16 by a police officer, leaving him in his current condition.

Nancy Pelosi’s office later clarified that the fourth grader is not a Sandy Hook Elementary school student, but goes to a different school in Newtown, Connecticut. The name of the child and her mother, who will also attend the speech, have not been released.

Newtown residents and others attending Obama’s State of the Union Address suggests that the president will discuss the topic of gun control. According to Yahoo News, deadly shootings like the one in Newtown last year have given Obama and lawmakers a good reason in recent months to pursue new forms of gun control.

Do you think it’s a good idea to invite the residents of Newtown, Connecticut to President Obama’s State of the Union Address?