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Dominick

In memory of Sara

On Super Bowl Sunday morning, February 1, 2015, my niece Sara, a second-year law student, was shot to death by her boyfriend. He then shot himself. Two young lives lost, two families devastated, never to be the same again.

I have spent my political career working for sensible laws and regulations to stop the epidemic of gun violence in both my community and the country. I never dreamed that 1500 miles from my home, a family member would be the victim of the gun/domestic violence problem I had spent years searching for ways to find solutions to.

Sara, you will forever be in our thoughts, and Super Bowl Sundays will never be the same. It is doubly hard, as Sara was a huge sports/football fan, and was majoring in sports law at the time of her death.

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