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Sandy Hook truther steals memorial sign

Any parent will tell you nothing is worse than losing a child. Yet, the latest bizarre behavior by the so-called Sandy Hook "truthers" could only make coping harder for Lynn McDonnell and other parents.
In the Media by Eliana Robinson - 1 comment

Connecticut's Senate approves new restrictions on weapons

Newtown - Late Wednesday night, Connecticut's Senate approved restrictions on weapons in response to the December massacre of 20 first-graders and six educators gunned down by Adam Lanza at Newtown's Sandy Hook Elementary School.
In the Media by Lesley Lanir - 3 comments

Parents of Newtown victim Emilie Parker met with Adam Lanza's dad

As part of their search for understanding and grieving process, the parents of murdered 6-year-old Emilie Parker met with the father of Adam Lanza, the shooter who murdered 20 children and six adults at Sandy Hook Elementary School.
In the Media by Yukio Strachan

Sandy Hook students and staff will head back to school Thursday

Newtown - Students and teachers at Sandy Hook Elementary School will resume classes on Thursday since last month's last shootings that claimed 28 lives, including the perpetrator.
In the Media by Megan Woo

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.
In the Media by Can Tran - 4 comments

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.
In the Media by Can Tran - 1 comment

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.
In the Media by Can Tran - 1 comment

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.
In the Media by Can Tran

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.
In the Media by Can Tran

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.
In the Media by Can Tran - 2 comments

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.
In the Media by Can Tran - 26 comments

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.
In the Media by Can Tran - 1 comment

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.
In the Media by Can Tran

NRA suggests armed police at schools, blames movies and music

Washington - One week after the Newtown massacre, National Rifle Association Executive Vice President Wayne LaPierre suggested placing armed guards at every school in the U.S. saying, "The only thing that stops a bad guy with a gun, is a good guy with a gun."
In the Media by Brandi Fleeks - 1 comment

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.
In the Media by Can Tran - 2 comments

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.
In the Media by Can Tran

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.
In the Media by Greta McClain - 2 comments

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).
In the Media by Greta McClain - 1 comment

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.
In the Media by Can Tran

Conversation about Connecticut school shooting ends in gunfire

Wentzville - A barber shop discussion about last week's Connecticut school shooting ended in gunshots after one agitated customer allegedly shot at another who he thought had threatened him.
In the Media by Brett Wilkins - 4 comments

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.
In the Media by Can Tran - 5 comments

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.
In the Media by Can Tran - 1 comment

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.
In the Media by Greta McClain

Anonymous continue OpWestboro campaign

Topeka - The hactivist group Anonymous is continuing its campaign against Westboro Baptist Church, targeting Twitter accounts and even the church's internet and cable accounts.
In the Media by Greta McClain - 1 comment

New Newtown hero emerges, finds children sitting in his driveway

Newtown - A new hero from the Newtown tragedy has emerged in the form of a 69-year-old retired psychologist who lives a few blocks from Sandy Hook Elementary School.
In the Media by Greta McClain - 4 comments

Golden retrievers travel from Chicago to Newtown to give comfort

To provide comfort to those affected by the Sandy Hook Elementary School tragedy, a Chicago-based charity has sent 10 golden retriever dogs to Newtown to provide comfort in a time of mourning and grieving.
In the Media by Can Tran - 2 comments

Newtown Tragedy, the blame & finger-pointing that follows after

While the NRA is receiving a lot of blame from those angered at what happened in Newtown, there is finger-pointing in all directions as other people have their say on who or what is to blame.
In the Media by Can Tran

Gun control activists take battle right to the NRA's front door

Washington - Increased anger towards the silent NRA continues. Gun control activists took to the streets and demonstrated in front of the NRA office in Capitol Hill.
In the Media by Can Tran - 2 comments

Op-Ed: America has guns and massacres — Other countries don’t

Sydney - Excuse the simple sentence header. The hideous massacre of kids at their school deserves better, but in terms of gun control, we’re talking about an America which reserves the right to shoot at itself. Spelling it out is required.
In the Media by Paul Wallis - 45 comments

Op-Ed: Strike while the iron is hot on gun control and save lives

Newtown - Another day, another gun-toting disaster in the United States of America as the nation comes to terms with the latest tragedy. But when your first thought upon this catastrophe is ''not again,'' you know there is something seriously wrong in this society.
In the Media by Patrick Devaney - 2 comments
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