Shootings In Newtown, Conn
Feb 25, 2013 — In the weeks following the killings at Sandy Hook Elementary School, more than a quarter-million cards, letters and gifts have arrived in Newtown, Conn. The town is trying to decide what to do with a collection that quickly outgrew its storage at the municipal building and now fills a warehouse.
Dec 24, 2012 — Shopkeepers say Saturday was the first day people resumed Christmas shopping in Newtown, Conn., since the school shootings. Some locals say the community feels closer since the tragedy, and the post office is being inundated with thousands of holiday greetings, gifts and messages of support from around the world.
Dec 24, 2012 — Since the Sandy Hook Elementary School shootings, gifts have come into the grief-stricken Connecticut community by the truckload. Parents say they're not sure how to celebrate, but some hope the traditions will bring back some sense of normalcy.
Dec 23, 2012 — Since last week's shootings in Newtown, Conn., many people are wondering what could have been done to stop them. Connecticut already has some of the toughest gun laws in the country, including a gun seizure statute that was crafted with the goal of preventing this kind of tragedy.
Dec 22, 2012 — The surviving students of the shootings in Newtown, Conn., won't be returning to their old school. From the wall paint to the desks, a soon-to-be reopened school in Monroe is meant to feel familiar for Sandy Hook kids.
Dec 21, 2012 — Sandy Hook and other mass killings have left people wondering how someone could engage in such behavior. Scientists say that genes can indeed predispose a person to mental illness or violence. But genetic variants alone can't explain why someone commits mass murder.
Dec 21, 2012 — Over the years, the National Rifle Association has become synonymous with protection of gun owners' rights. But other groups have taken an even stronger line in defense of Second Amendment protections. On Friday, the NRA echoed some of those groups, calling for "qualified armed security" in all schools.
Dec 19, 2012 — Nothing is enough to ease a parent's pain in losing a child, but simple gestures of kindness and concern are still welcome even in the depths of grief.
Dec 19, 2012 — First responders are trained to rescue, help and save. In Newtown, Conn., many of the police officers, firefighters and EMTs who rushed to Sandy Hook Elementary School last week are struggling to cope with the fact that there was little they could do to help.
Dec 19, 2012 — President Barack Obama said that gun control would be a "central issue" in his second term on Wednesday. He also announced that Vice President Joe Biden will head up a panel that will offer proposals by mid-January to curb gun violence. The announcement, however, turned to an impromptu press conference, in which the president pivoted to questions about the fiscal cliff. He said the events in Newtown, Conn., should "give us some perspective" on the debate and urged quick action in Congress.