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14:03 // 8 months ago
January 10, 2013
14:48 // 1 year ago
December 18, 2012
breakingnews:

Dick’s Sporting Goods suspends sale of certain semi-automatics
CNN:



Dick’s Sporting Goods, one of the largest sporting goods retailers in the world, says it has removed all guns from its store nearest to Newtown, Connecticut, and is suspending the sale of certain kinds of semi-automatic rifles from its chains nationwide.
The move was made out of respect for the victims and families of last week’s Sandy Hook Elementary School shooting “during this time of national mourning,” the store said in a statement Tuesday morning.



Photo: An American flag at the center of Newtown, Connecticut, stands at half-staff on Dec. 14. (John Makely / NBC News)

Related to the prior post.

breakingnews:

Dick’s Sporting Goods suspends sale of certain semi-automatics

CNN:

Dick’s Sporting Goods, one of the largest sporting goods retailers in the world, says it has removed all guns from its store nearest to Newtown, Connecticut, and is suspending the sale of certain kinds of semi-automatic rifles from its chains nationwide.


The move was made out of respect for the victims and families of last week’s Sandy Hook Elementary School shooting “during this time of national mourning,” the store said in a statement Tuesday morning.

Photo: An American flag at the center of Newtown, Connecticut, stands at half-staff on Dec. 14. (John Makely / NBC News)

Related to the prior post.

8:20 // 1 year ago
December 17, 2012
10:40 // 1 year ago

nationalpost:

‘We can’t tolerate this anymore’: Obama signals action over gun laws

He spoke for a nation in sorrow, but the slaughter of all those little boys and girls left President Barack Obama, like so many others, reaching for words. Alone on a spare stage after the worst single day of his presidency, the commander in chief was a parent in grief.

“I am very mindful that mere words cannot match the depth of your sorrow, nor can they heal your wounded hearts,” Obama said at an evening vigil in the grieving community of Newtown, Conn. “I can only hope that it helps for you to know that you are not alone in your grief.”

The massacre of 26 children and adults at Sandy Hook Elementary on Friday elicited horror around the world, soul-searching in the United States, fresh political debate about gun control and questions about the incomprehensible — what drove the suspect to act.

“Can say that we’re truly doing enough to give all the children of this country the chance they deserve to live out their lives in happiness and with purpose? I’ve been reflecting on this the last few days,” Obama said, somber and steady as some in the audience wept.

“If we’re honest without ourselves, the answer is no. And we will have to change.” (Olivier Douliery/Getty Images; Evan Vucci/The Associated Press; Jason DeCrow/The Associated Press)

The next few weeks are going to be interesting, with Obama playing the comforter-in-chief.

8:48 // 1 year ago
December 15, 2012
20:05 // 1 year ago
breakingnews:

CT police release names of victims in school shooting massacre
CBS Boston: Police have released the names of the 26 victims killed in the Newtown, Conn. school shooting. All of the 20 children killed were ages 6 and 7. 
Photo: Andrea Jaeger on Dec. 15 places flowers and a candle at a memorial outside the firehouse that was used as a staging area for families following the mass shooting at Sandy Hook Elementary School. (Mario Tama / Getty Images)


It’s somewhat unavoidable that the perpetrators of terrible crimes like these get a lot of notoriety attached to their names. It’s a worthy remembrance, conversely, to take note of the names of these victims.

breakingnews:

CT police release names of victims in school shooting massacre

CBS Boston: Police have released the names of the 26 victims killed in the Newtown, Conn. school shooting. All of the 20 children killed were ages 6 and 7.

Photo: Andrea Jaeger on Dec. 15 places flowers and a candle at a memorial outside the firehouse that was used as a staging area for families following the mass shooting at Sandy Hook Elementary School. (Mario Tama / Getty Images)

It’s somewhat unavoidable that the perpetrators of terrible crimes like these get a lot of notoriety attached to their names. It’s a worthy remembrance, conversely, to take note of the names of these victims.

17:33 // 1 year ago
Our investigators… did produce some very good evidence in this investigation that our investigators will be able to use in, hopefully, painting the complete picture as to how, and more importantly why, this occurred.
Connecticut State Police Lieutenant, Paul Vance • Speaking at a news conference on the police investigation into the horrific school shooting in Newtown, Connecticut yesterday. The question of why the shooter, identified by police to have been 20-year-old Adam Lanza, chose to perform this unspeakable crime will understandly dominate the public’s attention, but we urge caution pending official investigations like the one listed above. As highlighted in Dave Cullen’s Columbine, initial impressions and narratives about motive formed after tragedies like these can prove quite erroneous. source
16:07 // 1 year ago
December 14, 2012
No words can console the parents of the children murdered at Sandy Hook Elementary School or describe the pain and shock of such an unspeakable tragedy. No words can comfort the loved ones of those brutally taken from us today. All Americans share our prayers and our grief over these horrifying events.
Nancy Pelosi, in a statement released today.

(Source: livewire.talkingpointsmemo.com)

14:30 // 1 year ago
nationalpost:


Gunman dead, teacher injured after elementary school shooting in ConnecticutA school shooting in Connecticut ended with the shooter dead Friday, with at least one teacher wounded and frightened students fleeing outdoors.The shooter was killed and apparently had two guns, a person with knowledge of the shooting said. The person spoke on condition of anonymity because the investigation was still under way.It wasn’t clear how many people were injured at Sandy Hook Elementary School in Newtown. A dispatcher at the Newtown Volunteer Ambulance Corps said a teacher had been shot in the foot and taken to Danbury Hospital. (AP)


There are some early reports that the school’s principal and psychologist were killed in the shooting, along with a number of children.

nationalpost:

Gunman dead, teacher injured after elementary school shooting in Connecticut
A school shooting in Connecticut ended with the shooter dead Friday, with at least one teacher wounded and frightened students fleeing outdoors.

The shooter was killed and apparently had two guns, a person with knowledge of the shooting said. The person spoke on condition of anonymity because the investigation was still under way.

It wasn’t clear how many people were injured at Sandy Hook Elementary School in Newtown. A dispatcher at the Newtown Volunteer Ambulance Corps said a teacher had been shot in the foot and taken to Danbury Hospital. (AP)

There are some early reports that the school’s principal and psychologist were killed in the shooting, along with a number of children.

12:30 // 1 year ago