Despite a year of setbacks, the parents of children lost in the Sandy Hook Elementary School massacre insist they won’t lose the fight to reduce gun violence.
Sen. Chris Murphy has characterized Republicans who have resisted new gun laws as “gun control Darwinists.”
In the moment, Newtown’s children became our own.
Mayors Against Illegal Guns has made a printable placemat for Americans to use during Thanksgiving dinner in an effort to promote gun control.
As the first anniversary of the Sandy Hook Elementary School shooting approaches, the massacre that helped spark a national gun control debate also generated another trend – record-setting fundraising by the National Rifle Association.
Analysis of the Newtown, Conn. shooting on Dec. 14 of last year showed how quickly Twitter topics can change. On the day of the shooting, sentiment and sympathy for the victims made up one-third of the conversation. But by Dec. 17, gun control, President Obama, mental health issues and the shooter doubled in focus.
Three Connecticut lawmakers are urging Congress to expand background checks on would-be gun buyers.
Several gun groups say they are declaring the anniversary of the deadly shooting at Sandy Hook Elementary School to be “Guns Save Lives Day.”
After months of silence, Hannah D’Avino and Peter Paradis said they feel compelled to speak publicly: They are not happy that Sandy Hook victim Rachel D’Avino’s name and her memory are being used to push for more and tougher gun legislation.
Parents of some of the children killed at Sandy Hook Elementary School last December joined the Massachusetts governor and Boston Mayor as a Massachusetts legislative committee considered a gun control measure.