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NJ Gov. Chris Christie's flip-flop on gun rights sparks ire Special

When New Jersey governor Chris Christie vetoed legislation that would have prohibited the possession of gun magazines holding more than ten rounds of ammunition, it sparked the ire of gun control activists and those who lost loved ones to gun violence.
Digital Journal Report by Megan Hamilton - 15 comments

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

Sandy Hook: State police publish thousands of files on massacre

Middletown - Connecticut State Police, Friday, released thousands of documents from their investigation into the Sandy Hook Elementary School shootings which took place just over a year ago.
In the Media by Robert Myles - 1 comment

Op-Ed: The answer to mass shootings: There is none

The media and society in general have for years now been searching for a reason. A reason for the violence, which appears to be unpredictable. That's because it is.
In the Media by Cameron Christner - 6 comments

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.
In the Media by Robert Weller - 17 comments

Sandy Hook final report: 'Privacy laws' limit psychiatric answers

The final report on Sandy Hook issued by the CT state's attorney cites "privacy laws" which limit the ability of investigators to "gather information" on medical treatments the shooter received "over the course of his years in Newtown."
In the Media by Ralph Lopez - 4 comments

Sandy Hook Prosecutor Sedensky seeks to hide 911 Tapes

Nearly a year after CT authorities said that they could not release the Sandy Hook 911 audio tapes because of a "pending investigation," CT States Attorney Stephen Sedensky is attempting to block an AP Freedom of Information Act request for the tapes.
In the Media by Ralph Lopez - 1 comment

Op-Ed: How to end school violence — close schools

Sacramento - What would Gulliver say if he were to stumble upon a gun crazy country with kids being killed in schools? Perhaps he would say close them.
In the Media by Robert Weller - 3 comments

Op-Ed: Are police killing more people?

Santa Rosa - While a week hardly passes without a report of questionable shooting deaths by police, it is difficult to determine whether the number is increasing. There is no national data.
In the Media by Robert Weller - 1 comment

Sandy Hook scammer looks at 8 months jail time

The Sandy Hook shooting shocked the nation as 20 innocent children lost their lives in a bloodbath inside the sanctuary of a school. While the nation grieves, scrupulous individuals thought of ways to turn the tragedy in their favor.
In the Media by Maria Elisa Anacay - 1 comment

Video: Jamie Foxx speaks at March on Washington anniversary

Actor/singer Jamie Foxx gave a powerful speech at the 50th anniversary of the March on Washington of the March on Washington Wednesday. He explained why he took an interest in social activism and he believes today's black celebrities should as well.
In the Media by Layne Weiss

Why are Jews and Israel central to major conspiracy theories?

Tel Aviv - Tragedies and horrific events such as the Boston Marathon bombings, the murder of 20 children in Sandy Hook, or 9/11 seem to create "a cottage industry" of conspiracies claiming that Jews or Israelis are behind these terrible incidents.
In the Media by Lesley Lanir - 22 comments

Op-Ed: US Congress wimps out on gun control — What a surprise

Sydney - It's old news that Americans despise Congress. It’s not hard to see why. The much touted gun control legislation diluted itself from a ban on assault rifles to ID checks, and even that didn’t get through the Great Legislative Brothel.
In the Media by Paul Wallis - 14 comments

Adam Lanza was bullied when he attended Sandy Hook Elementary

According to a new report, Adam Lanza, the man responsible for killing 20 kids and 6 adults at Sandy Hook elementary school in Connecticut, was bullied when he attended the school as a student.
In the Media by Owen Weldon

Sandy Hook DA keeps witness name secret due to fears for 'safety'

CT State's Attorney Stephen Sedensky, again asked a judge to redact the name, or names, of at least one witness "cooperating" with the investigation due to fears for "their personal safety and well-being."
In the Media by Ralph Lopez - 2 comments

AP slams police on Sandy Hook secrecy, withholding 911 call tapes

In an unusual broadside against Connecticut police and CT state prosecutors, the world's leading news service, the Associated Press (AP,) has criticized the denial of its Freedom of Information Act requests regarding the Sandy Hook shooting.
In the Media by Ralph Lopez - 1 comment

Newtown seeks to deny newspapers access to death certificates

The Newtown, Connecticut Town Clerk is seeking to deny newspapers from viewing public record death certificates of Sandy Hook victims, according to the Newtown Bee.
In the Media by Ralph Lopez - 21 comments

North Carolina teen says 'a Sandy Hook' will happen at his school

Charlotte - Police in Charlotte, North Carolina have arrested a 16-year-old after he allegedly left a threatening note on his calculator that referred to the Sandy Hook school shooting.
In the Media by Greta McClain - 1 comment

Gun advocates call for an armed million man march across America

Emails have begun to circulate among second amendment supporters, calling for armed marches in various states as well as in the nations capitol.
In the Media by Eric Morales - 3 comments

Op-Ed: Arming teachers, a law enforcement and educators' perspective Special

Shortly after the Sandy Hook School shooting, some gun advocates suggested having teachers carry guns in the classroom, a prospect some educational organizations, teachers and law enforcement officers don't support.
Digital Journal Report by Greta McClain - 17 comments

Philadelphia Mayor announces city will divest from gun retailers

Philadelphia - Mayor Michael Nutter of Philadelphia has proposed 20 principles to curb gun violence, one measure includes 'economic divestment' against gun manufacturers or retailers - including companies like Walmart.
In the Media by Eric Morales - 2 comments

NRA mocked in 'Bullet to the Head of the NRA' video game demo

A member of Encyclopedia Dramatica, as a means to mock and infuriate the National Rifle Association, created a game demo called "Bullet to the Head of the NRA."
In the Media by Can Tran

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.
In the Media by David Silverberg - 76 comments

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.
In the Media by Armando Tamayo

Op-Ed: Protect schools by protecting gun rights

Americans must ask themselves, exactly how many more civil liberties they want to cede to the government. Generation 9/11 is quickly becoming the generation of less freedom.
In the Media by Eric Morales - 7 comments

Rahm Emanuel jumps into the gun control debate fray

Chicago Mayor Rahm Emanuel, speaking at Center for American Progress, joined the gun debate fray. He is pushing for universal background checks on those that want to buy firearms.
In the Media by Can Tran

Ben Stein slams Colin Powell's 'GOP is intolerant' remark

Retired General Colin Powell, former US Secretary of State, had things to say about the Republican Party. In response, conservative pundits had their words to throw back at Powell.
In the Media by Can Tran - 1 comment

'Dishonored' game developer speaks out on game violence

In regards to the talk of violence let alone game violence, one of the developers for "Dishonored" from Bethesda Games spoke out on the issue.
In the Media by Can Tran

NRA launches 'NRA - Practice Range,' an ages 4+ iOS game

The National Rifle Association (NRA) has launched a shooting range simulation game for the Apple iOS called "NRA: Practice Range" in which the ratings are 4+.
In the Media by Can Tran - 1 comment

Ohio School Board: We'll arm the janitors to protect the school

Montpelier - The school board of Montpelier, Ohio, in a 5-0 vote, decided to allow school custodians to undergo firearms training and carry concealed weapons. In short, the school board's response is to arm the janitors.
In the Media by Can Tran - 21 comments
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Shattered tempered glass pieces cover chairs and seats at Sandy Hook Elementary school after an attack by gunman Adam Lanza in Newtown, Connecticut in this police evidence photo released by the state's attorney's office November 25, 2013. 20 children and six adults were killed
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John Brennan briefs Obama about Sandy Hook shootings
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Mark and Jackie Barden, parents of Jack Barden 6, a victim of the December 14, 2012 shooting at Sandy Hook Elementary School, leave the stage following the launch of The Sandy Hook Promise, a non-profit created in response to the shooting in Newtown, Connecticut
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John Brennan briefs Obama about the Sandy Hook shooting
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