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A man holds up a sign with with a depiction of an assault weapon during a rally at the Connecticut State Capital to promote gun control legislation in the wake of the December 14, 2012, school shooting in Newtown on February 14, 2013 in Hartford, Connecticut. (Photo by Spencer Platt/Getty Images)

Gun Control Groups Still Hopeful Despite Inaction

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.

12/11/2013

Sen. Chris Murphy, D-Conn., speaks at a press conference with Congress members from Connecticut and a group of 26 cyclists who rode from Newtown, Conn., in support of common-sense solutions to gun violence on March 12, 2013 in Washington, D.C. (credit: T.J. Kirkpatrick/Getty Images)

Sen. Murphy: Pro-Gun Senators Are ‘Gun Control Darwinists’

Sen. Chris Murphy has characterized Republicans who have resisted new gun laws as “gun control Darwinists.”

12/11/2013

Responders gather at the scene of a mass school shooting at Sandy Hook Elementary School on Dec. 14, 2012 in Newtown, Conn. (credit: Mario Tama/Getty Images)

Newtown Resident: Big-Government ‘Pushing An Agenda That’s Dividing The Town’

In the moment, Newtown’s children became our own.

12/09/2013

(credit: Mayors Against Illegal Guns)

Mayors Against Illegal Guns Makes Thanksgiving Placemats To Promote Gun Control

Mayors Against Illegal Guns has made a printable placemat for Americans to use during Thanksgiving dinner in an effort to promote gun control.

11/27/2013

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

Sandy Hook School memorial. (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

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