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No Sanity in Our Sights: Another Shooting, Another Non-Response

No Sanity in Our Sights: Another Shooting, Another Non-Response
6 people shot at a high school in Seattle, Washington: Another tragedy with little to no response from a public grown inured to the horrors of daily gun violence.
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Best and Worst of 2013: Gun Control

Best and Worst of 2013: Gun Control
The national conversation about guns was very loud to start 2013 after the tragedy at Sandy Hook Elementary School, but little was done on a federal level to prevent another massacre from happening. Some progress, however, was made on the state level.
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After Sandy Hook: Why Gun Supporters Are as Fervent and Steadfast as Ever

After Sandy Hook: Why Gun Supporters Are as Fervent and Steadfast as Ever
At about this time last year, 20 six- and seven-year-old children, along with six adult school staff members were murdered in the town of Sandy Hook by the mentally disturbed son of a Connecticut gun lover — whose last gift to her overtly troubled son was a check intended for the purchase of a CZ 83 pistol. In Missouri and across the country, gun advocates are holding onto their firearms tighter than they ever have before.
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Six Months After Sandy Hook, Gun Legislation Still Stalled

Six Months After Sandy Hook, Gun Legislation Still Stalled
Sandy Hook families and other activists are keeping pressure on lawmakers to expand background purchases for firearm sales, despite Senate rejection of the measure in April and no indication votes have shifted. As the half-year anniversary of the massacre approaches, lobbying efforts and events are planned throughout the week.
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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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Senate Committee Passes Children’s Trauma Recovery Act

Senate Committee Passes Children’s Trauma Recovery Act
Sen. Murray’s Children’s Trauma Recovery Act includes a re-authorization and updates to the National Child Traumatic Stress Initiative (NCTSI), which works with children and families who are exposed to a wide range of traumatic experiences.
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Newtown State Rep. Votes Against Gun Control Bill

Newtown State Rep. Votes Against Gun Control Bill
Throughtout the gun control legislation process, when it came to the General Assembly drafting policy, Newtown's State Rep. (and proud ALEC member) Dan Carter went out of his way to stress the need for "bi-partisanship." So much for that.
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CT Governor Set to Sign Nation's Toughest Gun Laws

CT Governor Set to Sign Nation's Toughest Gun Laws
Gov. Dannel P. Malloy was expected to sign a wide-ranging bill that includes sweeping new restrictions on weapons and large capacity ammunition magazines, a response to last year's deadly school shooting in Newtown.
Following a total of more than 13 hours of respectful and at times somber debate, the House of Representatives and the Senate voted in favor of the 139-page bill crafted by leaders from both major parties in the Democratic-controlled General Assembly.
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Sandy Hook Advisory Commission Interim Report: Conversation Mirrors Nationwide Debate on Gun Safety

Sandy Hook Advisory Commission Interim Report: Conversation Mirrors Nationwide Debate on Gun Safety
The Sandy Hook Advisory Commission submitted their interm report to Governor Malloy on Monday. The full release from Molloy's office is enclosed.
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Climate Change Shifts Small Towns to the Frontlines

Climate Change Shifts Small Towns to the Frontlines
Nobody in Breezy Point, Queens, a working-class neighborhood largely populated by NYC police and firefighters, had every thought of themselves as the “frontline” of the climate fight, for good reason: they weren't. But Hurricane Sandy flooded their neighborhood, and an electrical fire burned down their homes as they watched, unable to do anything to stop it.
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