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Connecticut lawmakers reach deal on gun control

Hartford - Connecticut lawmakers have reached a deal on what many are calling the nation's strictest gun control legislation three months after 26 people, including 20 young children, were killed in one of the deadliest mass shootings in modern US history.

Newtown massacre made-for-TV movie sparks outrage, and petition

Ridgefield - Outraged residents in Newtown have started a petition to stop a made-for-TV movie tied to the Newtown school shootings from being filmed in their community.

Sandy Hook students release 'Over the Rainbow' for charity

Students from Sandy Hook Elementary School in Newtown, Connecticut released a record of the Academy Award winning classic song (Somewhere) Over the Rainbow Tuesday on iTunes and Amazon for charity.

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.

Dad claims Newtown shooter Adam Lanza's body, burial kept secret

Newtown - Peter Lanza, the reportedly estranged father of Sandy Hook Elementary School shooter, Adam Lanza, claimed his son's body Thursday, a family spokesman said.

High school student suspended for 'dark' Newtown shooting poem

San Francisco - A high school student in San Francisco was suspended after a teacher discovered a poem the girl had written about the Newtown, Connecticut elementary school massacre.

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.

Newtown shooter's brother reportedly said: 'I am a victim'

Ryan Lanza, the older brother of Newtown shooter Adam Lanza, who was initially misidentified as the shooter, has broken his silence saying he too is a "victim," as he has lost both his mother and a brother that he loved.

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.

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.

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.

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."

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

Growing gun-control calls after Sandy Hook, NRA remains silent

The National Rifle Association (NRA), in regards to the shooting at Sandy Hook Elementary in Connecticut, finds itself as the villain of growing public opinion in favor towards gun control.

Church used for Newtown Shooting vigils receives a bomb threat

Newtown - A church in Newtown, which has been used for vigils in honor and memory of the victims of Sandy Hook Elementary, had to be evacuated due to a bomb threat.

Sen. Diane Feinstein throws down the gauntlet on gun control

Democratic Senator Diane Feinstein of California, when talking on Sunday, said that Democrats will introduce new gun control legislation on the first day of the new US Congress.

Across the world, people weigh in on the Tragedy of Newtown

The emotional shock of what happened in Newtown, Connecticut resonated with the world. It expanded into the world of sports and celebrities as well.
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