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Pro-Gun Think Tanks Re-Classify Post-Newtown School Shootings Stats from 74 Down to 15

Pro-Gun Think Tanks Re-Classify Post-Newtown School Shootings Stats from 74 Down to 15
How do conservatives get the number of school shooting down from 74 to just 15? It's all elementary math, whether bullets are flying around the classroom or not. So what happened to the other 59 additional shootings that were previously reported? Only an honor student killing himself in front of a class or a principal getting murdered by her an ex-husband. Gang violence or drug-related shootings don't count either.
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Father of UCSB Shooting Victim's Heartfelt Call for Gun Control

Father of UCSB Shooting Victim's Heartfelt Call for Gun Control
Christopher Michael-Martinez was one of the 7 killed by Elliot Rodger, the UCSB student who went on a mass-murdering rampage this past week. Richard Martinez has made a heartfelt call for something to be done...
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Umm, Err, Well, Uhh: Ayotte Tries to Explain Gun Vote to Daughter of Newtown Victim

Umm, Err, Well, Uhh: Ayotte Tries to Explain Gun Vote to Daughter of Newtown Victim
At her first town meeting since the vote, Ayotte was confronted by a visibly angry Erica Lafferty, daughter of slain Sandy Hook principal Dawn Hochsprung. In response, Ayotte stammered, stuttered, fell ingloriously into silence because, really, what is there to say?
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School Renamed After Slain Teacher Near Newtown

School Renamed After Slain Teacher Near Newtown
Officials of a town near Newtown, Connecticut are renaming a local school for a resident killed in the massacre there and hailed as a hero. HoneySpot Elementary School in Stratford will be named after 27-year-old Victoria Soto who died trying to shield her students from the gunman inside Sandy Hook Elementary School.
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Upswing in Gun Safety Response After Sandy Hook Shooting

The heavy and immediate emphasis on gun laws stands in contrast to the social media conversation following the Tucson and Trayvon Martin shootings. While each of these events had its own tragic elements, the issue of gun control was inherent in all of them. But, the volume and intensity of the discussion in the Newtown case far exceeded that of the Tucson or Martin shootings.
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Will CT Shooting Offer Chance for a New Start?

I spent many Sundays in a fundamentalist Christian church back home, and I don't remember our pastor ever depicting God as a Mafioso who demands protection money lest something happen to our children. Did we kick God out of the Oregon shopping mall, the Colorado cinema or the Wisconsin Sikh temple? Has secularism become so powerful that we can exile an omniscient deity from our public spaces?
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