Connecticut Shootings

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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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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Hartford Gun March and Rally Post-Newtown Shootings, Full Video

Over 5,000 people from all over the state and region came together to demand changes in our gun laws here in Connecticut and across the nation to reduce the gun violence that takes over 30,000 lives in the US each year.
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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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NRA: We Need More Guns in Schools

During his press conference, NRA head Wayne Lapierre made his position clear about guns in America.
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Lanza's Mother was a Doomsday Prepper

Rush Limbaugh, Glenn Beck, Alex Jones, the NRA...they all spread their conspiracy theories and have built a culture of fear in the United States. Now that we know Newtown school shooter Adam Lanza's mother Nancy was a "doomsday prepper" and a "survivalist," what role do these conspiracy theorists and culture of fear spreaders play in these tragedies?
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Obama: January Deadline for Gun Violence Proposals

Obama delivered a statement from the Brady Press Briefing Room about the policy process the Administration will pursue in the wake of the Newtown tragedy to reduce and prevent gun violence. Obama also answered questions from the press about the fiscal cliff negotiations.
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