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.
Relatives of three people killed in the mass shootings in Aurora and Newtown campaigned Wednesday for one of two Colorado state senators facing recall elections for their votes on gun control, while sheriffs who oppose the new gun laws rallied those hoping to kick both Democrats out of office.
Connecticut Democrats are pushing Starbucks to ban firearms from its coffee shops.
Connecticut Gov. Dannel P. Malloy is being honored for his efforts to pass gun control measures in the wake of the Sandy Hook Elementary School massacre.
In an attempt to clear out a backlog that has Maine residents waiting nearly five months to receive concealed weapons permits, lawmakers say they’ll meet this fall to discuss ways to reduce it, including possibly extending the length of time the permit is valid.