A dispute over the 911 recordings from the shooting at Sandy Hook Elementary School is shaping up as a test of a new Connecticut law _ adopted in response to the massacre _ that prevents public release of certain records in homicide cases.
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.
Over 70 percent of the time a minor is killed by a gun, the gun used was housed in that minor’s own home.
Newtown officials are meeting to debate what to do with the Sandy Hook Elementary School building, where 20 first-graders and six educators were gunned down in a December massacre.
National Rifle Association CEO Wayne LaPierre challenged the national news media, saying that coverage of gun control is skewed against gun owners’ Constitutional rights.
Proposals to ban semi-automatic weapons and high-capacity magazines and impose a $100-per-gun fee to register a firearm with police are all under consideration as state lawmakers in Rhode Island prepare for a major gun policy debate following the elementary school massacre in Connecticut.
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.
Four gun shows, all about an hour’s drive from Newtown, Conn., all canceled.
A day after 26 people were shot to death in a Connecticut school, two New York churches have invited gun owners to hand in their weapons — no questions asked.
By JOHN CHRISTOFFERSEN and JOCELYN NOVECK Associated Press NEWTOWN, Conn. (AP) — First, he killed his mother. Nancy Lanza’s body was found later at their home on Yogananda Street in Newtown — after the carnage […]