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Newtown killer Adam Lanza offers clues about mass shooting in recorded call to radio show

Mass shooter Adam Lanza offered what is likely to be the closest thing to an explanation for his actions when he called a radio program a year before he gunned down 26 people, including 20 children, at a Connecticut elementary school. The New York Daily News reported that it had…

Final report on Newtown shooting provides little in way of closure

Final Newtown shooting report: perhaps not closure, but an ending (via The Christian Science Monitor) The Connecticut State Police released its final report Friday on the Dec. 14, 2012, massacre at Sandy Hook Elementary School in Newtown, Conn., officially closing the investigation barring any new leads, and perhaps at last…

Maddow: Do not accept that we are helpless to stop gun violence against kids

Friday night on her show, MSNBC’s Rachel Maddow pointed out that the U.S. could make significantly more effort to protect our children from guns. She issued an impassioned plea to the U.S. public not to accept the idea that Americans are helpless in the face of gun-happy politicians and wealthy…

Watch live: Newtown families gather at U.S. Capitol to remember shooting victims

Families and friends of Newtown victims gather outside the U.S. Capitol for a day-long event to remember the 26 children and educators killed at Sandy Hook Elementary School. Watch live, broadcast via NBC News on June 13.…

Sandy Hook Parents: There will be change. There has to be.

Sandy Hook Promise: There Will Be Change (via Moyers & Company) This week, we spent time with Francine and David Wheeler, parents of six-year-old Ben Wheeler, one of the 20 children and six educators shot and killed at the Sandy Hook Elementary School in Newtown, Connecticut. Francine and David moved…

Connecticut responds to Newtown with groundbreaking gun control laws

Three months after a gunman killed 20 students and six adults at Sandy Hook elementary School in Newtown, Connecticut is passing one of the…  …

America under the gun

“The right to buy weapons is the right to be free.” – The Weapon Shops of Isher, by A.E. van Vogt Well, it happened. Or, rather, “it” didn’t happen. Senator Dianne Feinstein, despite her hopes, has failed to get her assault weapons ban of 157 different models of assault weapons…

North Carolina teachers flock to free concealed carry class

Educators in North Carolina gathered at a gun range on Saturday to attend a free concealed carry class. So many teachers arrived for the class that the gun range was forced to turn many of them away, according to local news station WSOCTV. The Rowan County Wildlife Association hosted the…

Law lets South Dakota teachers bring guns into classrooms

South Dakota Gov. Dennis Daugaard (R) signed a bill into law on Friday that allows teachers to pack heat in classrooms, becoming the first state in the nation to do so. Similar proposals have been considered in about two dozen states since the Sandy Hook Elementary School massacre last December,…

Republican lawmaker’s bill mandates NRA gun training for Missouri first graders

A Republican state senator in Missouri has introduced a bill that would require all first grade students to take a gun course provided by the National Rifle Association. State Sen. Dan Brown on Tuesday told the Senate General Laws Committee that his bill bringing the NRA’s Eddie Eagle Gunsafe Program…

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