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Sandy Hook
A selection of AK and AR rifles are seen for sale at the Pony Express Firearms shop in Parker, Colorado December 7, 2015. Many Americans are stocking up on weapons after the country's worst mass shooting in three years. Gun retailers are reporting surging sales, with customers saying they want to keep handguns and rifles at hand for self-defense in the event of another attack. REUTERS/Rick Wilking - RTX1XMR4

The Sandy Hook Lawsuit Is Bad News For Bernie Sanders In Connecticut

Sanders had voted for a 2005 federal shield law that generally provides immunity to gun manufacturers against such lawsuits, claiming in a Michigan debate that gun companies and dealers would go out of business if they were sued for selling guns legally to people who might later use them for criminal acts.

April 26, 2016
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Bernie’s Gun Record Won’t Help Him In New York

Last week, a Superior Court judge in Connecticut denied a motion by lawyers for Bushmaster Fire Arms International, the rifle’s manufacturer, to dismiss the law suit, allowing the litigation to continue.

April 19, 2016
handguns, lots of them

Clinton Approved Gun Sales For Sandy Hook Manufacturer

Hillary Clinton presents herself as a tough advocate for gun control, but she’s approved some bills that are explicitly against gun control.

April 18, 2016
Weapons and ammunitions belonging to Sandy Hook Elementary school gunman Adam Lanza in Newtown, Connecticut are seen in a picture released by the state's attorney's office November 25, 2013. California Lieutenant Governor Gavin Newsom on Thursday unveiled a ballot initiative aimed at strengthening the state's gun control laws by banning possession of large-capacity magazines and requiring background checks for ammunition purchases. REUTERS/Connecticut Department of Justice/Handout

The Sandy Hook Lawsuit: What it Means for Gun Victims

Relatives of the victims of the Sandy Hook shooting argue the gun maker that manufactured the Bushmaster AR-15 rifle “designed [it] to kill” and “designed [it] for mass murder,” then made it available to the general public.

April 15, 2016
Andy (L) and Barbara Parker (C), whose daughter Alison Parker was shot and killed on air during a live television segment in August, take part in a protest and vigil against gun violence on the third anniversary of the Sandy Hook mass shooting, outside the National Rifle Association (NRA) headquarters in Fairfax, Virginia December 14, 2015. REUTERS/Jonathan Ernst

Connecticut Judge Deals Blow to Gun Manufacturers

At issue is the 2005 federal law that provides gun businesses immunity from civil lawsuits.

April 14, 2016
handguns, lots of them

Study: States With Stricter Gun Control Laws Have Fewer Gun-Related Deaths

America is #1 in many things, and sadly, we top the charts when it comes to anything related with guns.

October 7, 2015
Concealed Handguns

Surrender On Guns Is Not An Option

There’s no more tangled issue in our age than the expanding right of the individual to bear arms when it collides with the right of society to be protected from troubled, armed individuals.

September 17, 2015
Andy Parker Everytown Rally

Gun-Control Activists Stage Nationwide Rallies

United under the #WhateverItTakes, supporters and allies called out politicians in the name of enacting gun safety reform measures.

September 11, 2015
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If Sandy Hook Is ‘Bearable,’ What Is Not?

Every time there is a tragic gun shooting, we say it’s going to be different now. But it never is.

September 2, 2015
U.S. flag flies alongside a sign in honor of the four Marines killed in Chattanooga, Tennessee

The Troubled Young Terrorist Next Door

The similarities between the stories of the various young men who commit acts of terrorism in this country are hard to ignore.

July 21, 2015
open carry

The Right To Be Free From Guns

What’s needed is a long-term national effort to change popular attitudes toward handgun ownership. And we need to insist on protecting the rights of Americans who do not want to be anywhere near guns.

June 25, 2015
Bernie Sanders

Bernie Sanders On Gun Control: Certainly Not Liberal

Bernie Sanders is considered the liberal savior of the 2016 political race. But there’s one issue in which he deviates from the party line: guns.

June 24, 2015
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Obama Calls For U.S. Reckoning On Guns

“At some point, we as a country will have to reckon with the fact that this type of mass violence does not happen in other advanced countries.”

June 19, 2015
Eric Holder

Holder Says Lack Of New Gun Laws Is His ‘Single Failure’

The attorney general explains how the gun lobby won after Sandy Hook.

February 9, 2015
sandy hook memorial

Sandy Hook Families Sue Newtown, Schools, Citing Lax Security

At least two families of Sandy Hook victims are suing the town of Newtown.

January 13, 2015
President Obama nominates Ashton Carter as defense secretary - DC

Obama Must Remember Sandy Hook

How the president can honor the children who were murdered two years ago.

December 13, 2014
assault rifle

We Need To Talk About Guns, Whether The NRA Likes It Or Not

Will Congress ever summon the courage to act on this pressing public health crisis?

December 11, 2014
Sandy Hook memorial

Sandy Hook Families File Wrongful Death Claim Notices

The families are considering legal action against the manufacturer of the gun used in the massacre.

December 9, 2014
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School District Was Discussing Mental-Health Funding On Day Of Shooting

The day of the shootings at Marysville-Pilchuck High School, Superintendent Becky Berg was discussing a $10 million grant for mental health services in her school’s district.

November 3, 2014
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LAUSD Police To Give Up Some Weaponry Obtained In Federal Program

By Stephen Ceasar, Los Angeles Times LOS ANGELES — Los Angeles Unified school police officials said Tuesday that the department will relinquish some of the military weaponry it acquired through a federal program that furnishes local law enforcement with surplus equipment. The move comes as education and civil rights groups have called on the U.S. […]

September 17, 2014
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Proposed Site Of Sandy Hook Playground Sparks Debate

By Jenny Wilson, The Hartford Courant HARTFORD, Conn. — Environmentalists in West Haven, Conn., have raised objections to the proposed site for a Sandy Hook memorial playground because development of the idyllic shoreline location is restricted under a 2007 agreement. But city officials and project leaders say they remain committed to building the playground in the […]

April 15, 2014
handgun

Peter Lanza: ‘Adam Would Have Killed Me’

By Alaine Griffin, The Hartford Courant HARTFORD, Conn. — Peter Lanza, the father of Sandy Hook Elementary School killer Adam Lanza, said in an interview in The New Yorker that he wished his second-born son who shot 20 elementary school children and six educators “had never been born.” In an article written following a series […]

March 10, 2014
School Shooting

Alleged 12-Year-Old U.S. Shooter ‘Planned’ Attack: Police

Los Angeles (AFP) – The 12-year-old gunman accused of wounding a teacher and two students when he opened fire at a New Mexico middle school planned his attack, police said Wednesday. “We found evidence to believe it was thought out, and planned, prior,” New Mexico State Police Chief Pete Kassetas told reporters. In the latest […]

January 16, 2014
Guns, Shootings, Schools, Teachers, Sandy Hook, Second Amendment Rights, Politics, Unions

Armed Teachers With Guns: The Republican Solution To Preventing School Shootings?

After years of hostility towards educators, Republicans have a new use for teachers: Give them guns.

December 18, 2012