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ERICA LAFFERTY SMEGIELSKI, who lost her mother Dawn Lafferty Hochsprungand, the Principal of Sandy Hook Elementary School in Newtown, CT, has serious, sad expression as she shares her personal story of loss of a loved one due to gun violence, during a discussion with Hillary Clinton and other activists on gun violence prevention. Clinton, the leading Democratic presidential primary candidate, called for stricter gun control legislation and vowed to take on the gun lobby, NRA National Rifle Association. Clinton had several Long Island events scheduled this day, and the New York presidential primary is April 19.