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American politics: A gun tale

Denver - In Colorado’s state capitol building, a Democrat was being sworn in as the newest state senator. A few miles to the south, a teen gunman wounded two people with a shotgun before blowing his brains out.

Firearm advocates gather in Newtown for Gun Appreciation Day

Gun advocates nationwide are gathering today at Starbucks in appreciation for allowing patrons to bring firearms — wherever carrying is legal — into their shops, including one in Newtown, CT., the scene of the Sandy Hook school shooting last December

Mayor Bloomberg joins Newtown's outrage over NRA robo-calls

Newtown - New York City Mayor Michael Bloomberg joined Newtown residents on Monday in slamming the National Rifle Association’s robocall campaign to residents against any new gun restrictions, saying the NRA “ought to be ashamed."

Op-Ed: A little too soon? Newtown-related TV movie sparks controversy

Director Jonathan Bucari has landed himself in some hot water after proposing a film shoot in Ridgefield, Conn. which is less than 20 miles away from Newtown. Despite claims that the movie is not directly based on the event, it sparked controversy.

Obama calls for assault weapons ban, universal background checks

U.S. President Obama asked Congress on Wednesday to toughen America’s gun laws with sweeping proposals such as requiring criminal background checks for all gun sales, limits on high-capacity magazines and a ban on military-style assault weapons.

UK to US on Piers Morgan: Sorry, no returns accepted

British citizens, in response to the pro-gun advocates' petition wanting Piers Morgan to be deported from the US, are begging the UK government not to take him back.

GOP Pollster on the NRA: It isn't listening to public opinion

Frank Luntz, a GOP pollster and top strategist, said that the National Rifle Association (NRA) isn't listening to public opinion. This is in respect by the solution given out by NRA CEO Wayne LaPierre.

US gun control talks draw many crossing ideological lines

The debate on both sides of gun legislation has turned into debates such as: armed guards vs. armed educators, mental health, states rights vs. federal mandates, etc.

New Jersey town places armed officers at schools

Marlboro - Protecting American children from falling victim of another Sandy Hook type tragedy has been a topic of conversation for more than a week, and one New Jersey town is taking the NRA's suggestion to heart.

After the NRA press conference, leaders stick to their guns

When on shows such as NBC's "Meet the Press," ABC's "This Week," and CBS' "Face the Nation," NRA leaders "stuck to their guns" and stood firm in support for armed guards and in opposition for more gun control laws.

Gamer TriForce Johnson to NRA's Wayne LaPierre: 'This means war'

The gamer community is pushing back against the comment made by NRA's Wayne LaPierre in regards that video games are to blame for Sandy Hook. Isaiah "TriForce" Johnson, a high-profile figure in the video game community and industry, is pushing back.

Fallout of the NRA's press conference continues increasing

After NRA vice-president and CEO Wayne LaPierre talked about armed guards at every school being the solution and blaming video games, the group has been receiving more negative publicity. It does bring up talks about increased security at schools.

Op-Ed: Some facts are not true, and that’s a fact

Hash Brown, down at Sparky’s Diner, likes to tell the story about his buddy who handed out a fistful of dollar bills to the good-looking “exotic” dancer, only to find out she was a he.

Ted Nugent on Sandy Hook: 'Political correct society' to blame

Ted Nugent, the rocker & politically conservative pundit, spoke about Sandy Hook. He blamed the shooting on a "spiritually bankrupt" society.

Video: 'Demand a Plan' gun control PSA

The group called Mayors Against Illegal Guns has launched a public service announcement (PSA) calling forth upon Americans to urge Congress to act on the issue of gun control.

Op-Ed: More guns not the answer after Newtown school shooting

Newtown - A week after 20 children and 6 teachers were massacred by a gun-toting 20-year-old in Sandy Hook Elementary School, Newtown, Connecticut, the National Rifle Association (NRA) has finally said a few words.

NRA press conference on Sandy Hook receives very mixed responses

The National Rifle Association (NRA) gave its response to preventing tragedies such as Sandy Hook from happening again. It's proposal has received very mixed responses.

Protestor at NRA conference: 'NRA killing our kids' (Video)

A protester was forced out of NRA's press conference Friday morning on last week's Newtown shooting rampage after yelling the "NRA killing our kids!"

Video game industry receives political heat for Newtown Tragedy

As blame is pointed towards guns, blame is also pointed towards video games. Senator Jay Rockefeller D-WV plans to introduce a bill calling to research video game violence.

Finding the 'middle ground' in the growing debate about firearms

In further talks about addressing the umbrella of gun control legislation, there is the talk about meeting at the "middle ground" when bringing up the issue.

Photo Essay: The outpouring of support for Newtown Connecticut

Newtown - There is an old saying that says "a picture can say a thousand words", and as many around the world struggle to find the words to express their emotions and sympathies for the families of those killed in Newtown, images are sometimes all they have.

FDNY honors Sandy Hook victim who dreamt of being a firefighter

Newtown - Daniel Barden, a student at Sandy Hook Elementary School, idolized his father's cousins who are firefighters with the Fire Department of New York (FDNY).

Gun control, gun rights & the talk of gun safety after Sandy Hook

While the NRA and other gun rights advocates are being demonized, other people are calling upon them to join an open discussion about gun control and gun safety.

Experts & Parents: Don't blame autism for the Newtown Tragedy

With talks about Adam Lanza having something like autism or Asperger's, parents of children with such conditions & medical experts have rejected the notion that the condition is to blame for Sandy Hook.

Gun sales soar after Sandy Hook massacre

Reports say that guns sales have soared following the mass shooting in Newtown, Connecticut, with many people buying guns for personal protection and gun enthusiasts saying they are buying because of fear of a ban on assault weapons.

NC Tea Party chapter holds a gun raffle in response to Newtown

In response to the Newtown shooting and the growing calls for gun control legislation, a North Carolina branch of the Tea Party responded with a gun raffle.

Playing dead, 'God’s grace' helps child survive Newtown shooting

Newtown - When gunman Adam Lanza burst into a first grade classroom at Sandy Hook Elementary School, he began shooting indiscriminately at children, killing all but one little girl.

NRA, after being silent, speaks out about the Newtown Tragedy

After being silent for a few days after the incident at Sandy Hook Elementary School in Newtown, CT, the NRA broke its silence and said that it was saddened with what happened. It plans to hold a press conference on December 21.

Adam Lanza damaged his hard drive before Sandy Hook massacre

Police say that before he went on the deadly rampage at Sandy Hook School, Adam Lanza, in what is now being alleged evidence of premeditation in his crime, damaged his computer hard drive, making it difficult for investigators to extract information.

'The Voice' pays tribute to Newtown shooting victims

On last night's episode of 'The Voice' the coaches and contestants joined together and performed a tribute to the victims of the Sandy Hook Elementary school shooting.
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Silent Night Children's Choir opens SNL's show with a tribute to Connecticut shooting victims
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A Code Pink protester at the NRA press conference
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Outside the Gelatissimo Newtown store.
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Triple M radio station outside Gelatissimo Newtown.
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On Friday  Dec 14th Emilie Parker was killed in the shooting in Connecticut. The family has establis...
On Friday, Dec 14th Emilie Parker was killed in the shooting in Connecticut. The family has established Emilie Parker Memorial Fund: To donate via PAYPAL use the email brookeprothero@yahoo.com
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