On December 14, 2012, Adam Lanza, 20, fatally shot twenty children and six adult staff members in a mass murder at Sandy Hook Elementary School in Newtown, Connecticut. Before driving to the school, Lanza had shot and killed his mother Nancy at their Newtown home.  As first responders arrived, he committed suicide by shooting himself in the head.

The incident is the second deadliest mass shooting by a single person in American history, after the 2007 Virginia Tech massacre. It is the second deadliest mass murder at an American elementary school, after the 1927 Bath School bombings in Michigan. It is the most deadly school shooting in any public school in the United States.

The shootings prompted renewed debate about gun control in the United States, and a proposal for new legislation banning the sale and manufacture of certain types of semi-automatic firearms and magazines with more than ten rounds of ammunition.

“Alcohol and guns are a deadly combination and for Mark Obenshain to brag about being the person that helped allow guns in bars is so far out of the mainstream it is astounding,” said Senator Mark Herring. “Obenshain continues to take extreme positions.  He refuses to even listen to the majority of Virginians who want common sense laws, like background checks, to prevent gun violence.”

2013 Tea Party Candidate for Virginia Lt. Governor Mark Obenshain has an extreme record on guns. In the Senate Obenshain:

Voted to allow guns in bars (SB334, 2010)
Voted for the repeal of the one hand gun a month law (SB323, 2012)
Voted to allow guns in child day care centers (SB1364, 2007)
Voted against closing the gun show loophole (SB109, 2008)

Source: Blue Virginia