Gun Violence

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.


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Guns In Your Home: A Statistical Accident Waiting To Happen

Over 70 percent of the time a minor is killed by a gun, the gun used was housed in that minor’s own home.


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Lawmakers To Forward Gun Violence Proposal

HARTFORD, Conn. (AP) _ A bipartisan, legislative working group is planning to finalize its recommendations for law changes addressing gun violence. Lawmakers were scheduled to meet Tuesday at the Legislative Office Building to discuss which […]


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Gun Violence Families To Call For New Laws

HARTFORD, Conn. (AP) _ Connecticut lawmakers are being urged to pass legislation to stop urban gun violence. Family members of gun violence victims in the cities are scheduled Wednesday to call on the General Assembly […]


President Obama stated that too many children have been killed as a result of gun violence across the country. (Photo by Chip Somodevilla/Getty Images)

Obama Says Gun Violence Links Deaths Of Children In Chicago And Newtown

President Barack Obama says that every four months, his hometown of Chicago suffers the loss of as many children as were killed in the Connecticut elementary school shooting.


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Gun Industry To Tout Its Work In State

HARTFORD, Conn. (AP) _ Connecticut’s gun industry is speaking up, six weeks after a gunman opened fire at a Newtown elementary school, killing 20 children and six educators. The National Shooting Sports Foundation has scheduled […]


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Capitol Visitors Will Pass Through Metal Detector Monday

Metal detectors are scheduled to make a rare appearance at the Connecticut state Capitol complex Monday, the day of a hearing on gun violence and gun control.


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Nader: Video Game Creators Are ‘Electronic Child Molesters’

Political activist Ralph Nader referred to the makers of video games as “electronic child molesters” while speaking about his displeasure with President Barack Obama’s inaugural celebrations.


President Obama Proposes Sweeping Changes To Curb Gun Violence

President Barack Obama has unveiled the most sweeping proposals for curbing gun violence in two decades, pressing a reluctant Congress to pass universal background checks and bans on military-style assault weapons and high-capacity ammunition magazines like the ones used in the Newtown, Conn., school shooting.


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Newtown Families Invited To White House Gun Violence Announcement

President Obama invited families of the Sandy Hook Elementary School shootings and survivors of the Newtown shootings to the White House as he announces his efforts to reduce gun violence. He will be joined children from across the country who wrote letters to him about gun violence and school safety.