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Obama proposes new gun rules for mentally ill

This December 2012 photo released by the Connecticut State Police on Friday, Dec. 27, 2013, shows a shattered window at Sandy Hook Elementary School in Newtown, Conn. Adam Lanza gunned down 20 first-graders and six educators with a semi-automatic rifle at the school on Dec. 14, 2012, after killing his mother inside their home. Lanza committed suicide with a handgun as police arrived at the school. AP

The Obama administration proposed two new federal gun control rules Friday to ensure more information about the mentally ill reaches background check databases, after a series of high-profile US shootings.

Posted: January 4th, 2014 in Latest News Stories,World | Read More »

Investigators to release Connecticut shooting report

File photo provided by the Newtown Bee, a police officer leads two women and a child from Sandy Hook Elementary School in Newtown, Conn., where a gunman opened fire, killing 26 people, including 20 children. AP

Investigators are planning to release a long-awaited report on the Newtown school shooting, nearly a year after the massacre of 20 children and six women inside Sandy Hook Elementary School.

Posted: November 25th, 2013 in Latest News Stories,World | Read More »

Soccer stars visit US town where kids were shot

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The deadly shooting at the Sandy Hook Elementary School was personal for pro soccer star Marcus Tracy. He grew up in Newtown, and his mother once taught at the school.

Posted: January 8th, 2013 in Latest News Stories,World | Read More »

Unwavering NRA opposes any new gun restrictions

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The largest U.S. gun-rights lobbying organization declared its unwavering opposition to any new gun regulations in the aftermath of the massacre at a Connecticut elementary school, accusing the White House of trying to undermine the constitutional right to bear arms.

Posted: December 24th, 2012 in Latest News Stories,World | Read More »

Top US gun lobby wants armed officers in schools

This aerial photo shows a triage area set up at the Sandy Hook fire station in Newtown, Conn., near where authorities say a gunman opened fire inside Sandy Hook Elementary School in a shooting that left 27 people dead, including 20 children, Friday, Dec. 14, 2012. AP Photo/Julio Cortez

The powerful National Rifle Association gun lobby, taking a no-retreat position, declared that guns and police officers are needed in all American schools to stop the next killer “waiting in the wings.”

Posted: December 22nd, 2012 in Latest News Stories,World | Read More »

Amid Connecticut tragedy, scam artists creep in

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The word "HOPE" is illuminated on the front lawn of a funeral home hosting the wake of Sandy Hook Elementary School principal Dawn Lafferty Hochsprung in Woodbury, Conn., Wednesday, Dec. 19, 2012. Hochsprung was killed when Adam Lanza walked into Sandy Hook Elementary School in Newtown, Conn., Dec. 14, and opened fire, killing 26 people, including 20 children, before killing himself. AP/Charles Krupa

The family of Noah Pozner was mourning their 6-year-old who was killed in the Connecticut school massacre when their sorrow was compounded by outrage.

Posted: December 20th, 2012 in Latest News Stories,World | Read More »

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