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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. (Photo by Mark Wilson/Getty Images)

As Sandy Hook Anniversary Approaches, NRA Set To Shatter Fundraising Records

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.

11/14/2013

File photo of a person navigating their browser to the Twitter homepage. (Photo by FRED TANNEAU/AFP/Getty Images)

Study: Twitter News Consumers Are Young, Educated, And Mobile

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.

11/04/2013

3 Connecticut Democrats are working to reintroduce stricter background checks for gun purchases. (Getty Images)

Connecticut Dems Trying To Revive Gun Control Bill

Three Connecticut lawmakers are urging Congress to expand background checks on would-be gun buyers.

11/02/2013

Gun advocates are proclaiming the anniversary of the Sandy Hook shooting "Guns Save Lives Day." (EMMANUEL DUNAND/AFP/Getty Images)

Gun Groups Proclaim Sandy Hook Anniversary “Guns Save Lives Day”

Several gun groups say they are declaring the anniversary of the deadly shooting at Sandy Hook Elementary School to be “Guns Save Lives Day.”

10/12/2013

Flowers at a forum in Danbury that focused on emotional healing for those impacted by the Sandy Hook Elementary School shooting. Photo by WTIC's Matt Dwyer.

Rifles In Good Times And Bad

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.

09/29/2013

Nicole and Ian Hockley (John Moore/Getty Images)

Sandy Hook Parents On Hand As Massachusetts Considers Gun Law

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.

09/13/2013

File photo of a supporter at a rally for safer gun control laws following the school shooting in Newtown, Conn. (credit: Spencer Platt/Getty Images)

Newtown, Aurora Relatives Campaign In Colo. Recall

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.

09/04/2013

File photo of a Starbucks coffee shop. (credit:

Democrats Pushing Starbucks To Ban Guns From Coffee Shops Nationwide

Connecticut Democrats are pushing Starbucks to ban firearms from its coffee shops.

09/04/2013

Dannel Malloy

Malloy Honored For Gun Control Efforts

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.

08/13/2013

File photo of a person holding a gun. (credit: George Frey/Getty Images)

Maine Residents Waiting Nearly 5 Months To Receive Concealed Weapons Permits

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.

08/12/2013

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