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Obama Responds to Petitions Calling for End of Gun Violence

Obama Responds to Petitions Calling for End of Gun Violence

SAUL LOEB/AFP/Getty Images(WASHINGTON) — President Obama responded on Friday to a petition on the White House website urging lawmakers to pass stricter gun control laws following last week’s Newtown, Conn., school shooting.In a video, Obama acknowledg…

Sandy Hook Shooting: Moment of Silence Held for Victims

Sandy Hook Shooting: Moment of Silence Held for Victims

DON EMMERT/AFP/Getty Images(NEWTOWN, Conn.) — A moment of silence in recognition of the massacre in Newtown, Conn., was held on Friday at 9:30 a.m. ET, marking the time a week ago when Adam Lanza killed 26 people before committing suicide.Gov. Dannel …

Fathers Stand Guard Outside Kids’ Schools After Newtown Shooting

Fathers Stand Guard Outside Kids’ Schools After Newtown Shooting

ABC News(NEW YORK) — Two protective fathers on opposite sides of the country donned their uniforms — one military, one police — for off-duty appearances as they accompanied their children to school and stood guard outside the school building this we…

Another Day of Remembrance and Mourning in Newtown

Another Day of Remembrance and Mourning in Newtown

ABC News(NEWTOWN, Conn.) — Grief and mourning have enveloped the community of Newtown, Conn., which continues the grim task of holding funeral services for the 20 children and six adults shot dead a week ago on Friday at Sandy Hook Elementary School.T…

NRA to ‘Offer Meaningful Contributions’ to Prevent More Gun Violence

NRA to ‘Offer Meaningful Contributions’ to Prevent More Gun Violence

NRA/ABC News(WASHINGTON) — For the past week, leadership at the National Rifle Association has largely stayed away from the media.  But on Friday morning, the group may weigh in on how to keep a deadly shooting massacre like the one last week at …

Bloomberg Blasts NRA: ‘Connecticut Is Because of Some of Their Actions’

Bloomberg Blasts NRA: ‘Connecticut Is Because of Some of Their Actions’

Michael Loccisano/FilmMagic(NEW YORK) — New York City Mayor Michael Bloomberg Thursday placed partial blame on the National Rifle Association for the Connecticut elementary school massacre in which 20 children and six adults were gunned down last week…

Schools Face Threats Nationwide Following Newtown Shooting

Schools Face Threats Nationwide Following Newtown Shooting

DON EMMERT/AFP/Getty Images(NEW YORK) — Schools across the country, already on edge following last week’s massacre of 20 students and six adults at a Newtown, Conn., elementary school, have been further unnerved following a series of copycat threats, …

The Agony of Farewells Continues in Connecticut

The Agony of Farewells Continues in Connecticut

Olivier Douliery-Pool/Getty Images(NEWTOWN, Conn.) — There were more tears shed in Connecticut Wednesday as families and friends remembered the victims of last week’s shooting at Newtown’s Sandy Hook Elementary School.Twenty first-grade boys and…

Other Sandy Hook Schools Field Calls Meant for Conn. School

Other Sandy Hook Schools Field Calls Meant for Conn. School

DON EMMERT/AFP/Getty Images(NEW YORK) — Sandy Hook Elementary School in Kentucky and Sandy Hook Elementary School in Virginia both received calls of concern and condolence intended for the Sandy Hook Elementary School in Connecticut, where a gunman ki…

Connecticut Shooting: Scammers Trying To Profit from Sandy Hook Tragedy

Connecticut Shooting: Scammers Trying To Profit from Sandy Hook Tragedy

ABC News(NEW YORK) — Scammers may be looking to cash in on the public’s generosity following the Sandy Hook massacre, the Better Business Bureau warned.”It is a challenge to be on guard because public sympathy and emotions are running high,” said Benn…

Newtown Parents Committed to Staying Put

Newtown Parents Committed to Staying Put

ABC News(NEWTOWN, Conn.) — The people of Newtown, Conn., and the surrounding towns are filled with fear and doubt in light of the school shooting that turned their worlds upside down.  Despite the uncertainty, however, there is one thing parents …

Bushmasters Disappearing from Shelves After Newtown Shooting

Bushmasters Disappearing from Shelves After Newtown Shooting

iStockphoto/Thinkstock (file photo)(NEW YORK) — Two reasons explain why the Bushmaster rifle — the weapon implicated in the mass murder of children in Newtown, Conn. — is disappearing fast from gun store shelves: It’s been vilified and it remains hu…

Newtown Shooting Puts Spotlight on US Mental Health Care — Again

Newtown Shooting Puts Spotlight on US Mental Health Care — Again

DON EMMERT/AFP/Getty Images(NEW YORK) — It has not yet been confirmed whether Adam Lanza had been diagnosed with mental illness, but the 20-year-old, who murdered his mother, then drove to a Newtown, Conn., elementary school and gunned down 20 first-g…

NRA Breaks Silence on Connecticut Shooting

NRA Breaks Silence on Connecticut Shooting

NRA/ABC News(FAIRFAX, Va.) — The National Rifle Association has broken its silence on the mass school shooting in Newtown, Conn., saying it is ready to “offer meaningful contributions” to the effort to make sure there are no more incidents…

Obama Taps Biden for Post-Newtown Action Plan

Obama Taps Biden for Post-Newtown Action Plan

SAUL LOEB/AFP/Getty Images(WASHINGTON) — President Obama has tasked Vice President Joe Biden with coordinating the administration’s response to the deadly school shootings in Newtown, Conn., last week.Biden will oversee the formulation of new po…

JetBlue Delivers a Cousin’s Letter in Time for Newtown Funeral

JetBlue Delivers a Cousin’s Letter in Time for Newtown Funeral

Scott Olson/Getty Images(NEW YORK) — JetBlue said it delivered a handwritten note from a woman in Washington state who couldn’t make the funeral of her nephew, who died in the Newtown, Conn., school shooting.Before Noah Pozner, 6, was buried Mon…

JetBlue Delivers a Cousin’s Letter in Time for Newtown Funeral

JetBlue Delivers a Cousin’s Letter in Time for Newtown Funeral

Scott Olson/Getty Images(NEW YORK) — JetBlue said it delivered a handwritten note from a woman in Washington state who couldn’t make the funeral of her nephew, who died in the Newtown, Conn., school shooting.Before Noah Pozner, 6, was buried Mon…

JetBlue Delivers a Cousin’s Letter in Time for Newtown Funeral

JetBlue Delivers a Cousin’s Letter in Time for Newtown Funeral

Scott Olson/Getty Images(NEW YORK) — JetBlue said it delivered a handwritten note from a woman in Washington state who couldn’t make the funeral of her nephew, who died in the Newtown, Conn., school shooting.Before Noah Pozner, 6, was buried Mon…

Opponents Protest in Face of NRA Silence on Conn. School Shooting

Opponents Protest in Face of NRA Silence on Conn. School Shooting

PAUL J. RICHARDS/AFP/Getty Images(WASHINGTON) — Faced with the National Rifle Association’s silence in the wake of the school shooting in Newtown, Conn., opponents of the group are taking to Washington, D.C., to protest.Chanting “Shame on the NRA,” a …

Shooting Survivors Should Be in School, Psychologist Says

Shooting Survivors Should Be in School, Psychologist Says

DON EMMERT/AFP/Getty Images(NEW YORK) — Connecticut school officials’ plan to get survivors of the Sandy Hook Elementary School shooting back together at a new school is exactly the right decision, says a youth trauma psychologist.Authorities announce…

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