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December 24, 2012

4 firefighters shot, 2 dead in upstate N.Y. on Christmas Eve

WEBSTER, N.Y. | An ex-con set a car and a house ablaze in his lakeside neighborhood to lure firefighters, then opened fire on them, killing two, engaging in a shootout with police and committing suicide while several houses burned. Authorities…
December 24, 2012

“80 Million moms aren’t going to let the NRA drive the discussion” – Shannon Watts

80 Million moms aren’t going to let the NRA drive the discussion on this… We are not going to stop this time until there are common sense gun control laws put in place at the federal and state levels. —…
December 24, 2012

Moms lobby for gun control – Shannon Watts Speaks With Alex Witt

Why are we asking someone who profits from the proliferation of guns and ammunition to give us advice on how we can be better protected from guns. It’s just not common senses … We’ve got to have some common sense…
December 24, 2012

Newtown, Connecticut residents petition for assault weapons ban

By CASEY MCNERTHNEY, ©2012 HEARST NEWSPAPERS ©2012 Casey McNerthney/Hearst NewspapersNEWTOWN, CT – Residents in the Connecticut community where 20 children and six staff members were shot to death have started a petition to ban assault weapons. The proposed…
December 24, 2012

In Memory Submission Form

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December 23, 2012

Gun violence victim Kim Russell: ‘Deeply disappointed’ by NRA

Gun violence victim Kim Russell explains why she disagrees with the NRA’s reaction to the Sandy Hook Elementary School shootings.
December 23, 2012

Indiana mom takes on NRA and gun control debate

The National Rifle Association held a press conference Friday, exactly one week after the school tragedy in Newtown. They offered to place armed guards at schools to protect teachers and administrators. Critics argue that doesn’t really address the issue of…
December 21, 2012

Gun-control advocates blast NRA statement

One activist warns of a tsunami of angry moms By Elizabeth Weise, USA TODAY Gun-control advocates reacted with incredulity at the statements by Wayne LaPierre, executive vice president of…
December 21, 2012

NRA Calls for Armed Officers in Schools

By GARY FIELDS And COLLEEN MCCAIN NELSON, The Wall Street Journal WASHINGTON—The nation’s most powerful gun-rights lobby called Friday for armed security guards in schools, saying that children had been left vulnerable in their classrooms.
December 21, 2012

MUST READ: A conservative case for an assault weapons ban

BY LARRY ALAN BURNS December 20, 2012 Last month, I sentenced Jared Lee Loughner to seven consecutive life terms plus 140 years in federal prison for his shooting rampage in Tucson. That tragedy left six people dead, more…
December 20, 2012

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December 20, 2012

USA Today – Shannon Watts launches One Million Moms for Gun Control after Connecticut school shootings

©2012 Tim Evans, USA TODAY INDIANAPOLIS — For Shannon Watts, the shock of the Connecticut school shootings quickly turned to anger — and then to action. The Zionsville, Ind., mother of five, drawing on her days…

Did you know

Black Americans represent the majority of gun homicide victims and are 10 times more likely than white Americans to die by gun homicide.