December 21st, 2012
11:14 AM ET

Bells across country toll for Newtown shooting victims

For the people of Newtown and for people across the country, 9:30 a.m. was a time to stop, listen and remember.

Bells rang in the Connecticut town and in churches and other buildings in multiple states Friday morning to remember the 20 children and six women who were gunned down at Newtown's Sandy Hook Elementary School at that hour a week ago.

Standing in rain - some holding umbrellas and others letting the water wash over their bowed heads - people in Newtown gathered outside various locations and paused as multiple churches rang their bells, once for each victim.

Connecticut Gov. Dannell Malloy and Lt. Gov. Nancy Wyman stood with others under the awning of Newtown's Edmond Town Hall, listening to bells of a nearby church. People also paused elsewhere in town - under a tent that covered the numerous flowers and stuffed animals left as a memorial - and outside various churches.

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  1. ms,Anderson

    The answer should to be is to give the kids safety, let the troops help. Give them jobs and keep kids safe.
    People ,kids would feel more comfort in seeing troops rather then cops.
    We have many troops that come home and need a job.. Put one at each school door and bathroom.
    kids will then feel safer. It will be less bullying as well if troops were at school.
    W haven't this happen yet? JOBS FOR TROOPS AND SAFETY FOR KIDS.

    December 21, 2012 at 11:30 am | Report abuse |
  2. Fred

    I'm a gun owner and believe in the right to bear arms, but I cannot understrand the need for the public to have assault weapons. The idea of police officers is a good, but also stupid as they are heavily out-armed against someone with an assault weapon. more background checks and no assualt weapons!

    December 21, 2012 at 12:21 pm | Report abuse |
  3. saywhat

    Armed guards at schools, armed teachers and students, troops patrolling school grounds. Welcome to the new American Society. Perhaps this is what Mayans saw coming.

    December 21, 2012 at 12:23 pm | Report abuse |
  4. saywhat

    Gun laws? Heaven forbid.
    We like to play rough doesn't this world know? And what we do to each other is nobody's business.

    December 21, 2012 at 12:28 pm | Report abuse |
  5. Mary

    With the ever loosening gun laws and the handing out of SSRI's like they're candy, this makes for a deadly mixed drink.

    December 21, 2012 at 4:33 pm | Report abuse |
  6. Mary

    25 shooting sprees in the last 7 years alone

    December 21, 2012 at 5:25 pm | Report abuse |
  7. Mary

    enough of a smoking gun for you all? Err !

    December 21, 2012 at 5:26 pm | Report abuse |
  8. Mary

    equals a smoking gun 😉

    December 21, 2012 at 5:26 pm | Report abuse |
  9. saywhat

    Hi @Mary
    10,000 people give up their lives on the altar of gun violence every year.

    December 22, 2012 at 1:34 pm | Report abuse |