Keyword: newtown

Brevity: Headers | « Text »
  • America continues to protect gun nuts, even though Newtown remains wounded 2 years after shooting

    12/15/2014 8:15:55 AM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 79 replies
    The New York Daily News ^ | December 14, 2014 | Mike Lupica
    (VIDEO-AT-LINK) Peg Brokaw, 95, had missed the early Saturday morning Mass at St. Rose of Lima, on Church Hill Road in Newtown, but said she would go inside and say a prayer, anyway. She has lived in this town a long time, and tells you her son is a retired policeman here, one who still directs traffic in front of the church occasionally. And because this was another December in Newtown, two years now since 20 children and six adults were shot dead inside Sandy Hook Elementary, because Peg Brokaw stood outside what became the church of small coffins in...
  • Families of Newtown Victims Sue Gun-Maker, Seller

    12/15/2014 6:33:01 AM PST · by Citizen Zed · 73 replies
    abc news / ap ^ | 12-15-2014
    A law firm representing the families of nine of the 26 people killed and a teacher injured at the Sandy Hook Elementary School says it has filed a lawsuit against the manufacturer, distributor and seller of the rifle used in the shooting. The negligence and wrongful death lawsuit asserts that the Bushmaster AR-15 rifle should not have been made publicly available because it is a military weapon unsuited for civilian use.
  • Jay Leno caves to Deplorable Nanny State Mayor

    11/20/2014 6:30:25 PM PST · by smokingfrog · 5 replies
    HotAir ^ | 11-20-14 | Jazz Shaw
    Former late night host Jay Leno was scheduled to do an appearance at an annual event hosted by the National Shooting Sports Foundation in Connecticut this January. The Shooting, Hunting, Outdoor Trade Show (SHOT) focuses on pretty much what it sounds like… hunters and the gear they use to engage in the sport. Really dangerous sounding, eh? Well, to some it must have been, and the fact that the group is based in Newtown certainly bolstered their courage to complain. A petition posted by the Coalition to Stop Gun Violence accuses Leno of “helping to legitimize a crass commercialism which...
  • Did you know the GOP now controls 66 of 99 state legislative houses?

    11/06/2014 8:18:30 AM PST · by SeekAndFind · 44 replies
    American Thinker ^ | 11/6/2014 | Rick Moran
    Another underreported fact from Tuesday's election is the extraordinary night Republicans had in winning state legislative seats. The GOP now controls two thirds of state legislative houses – 66 of 99 (Nebraska's legislature is unicameral).  They upped the number of states where they control both house and senate to 24 – one more than they had before the election.  And according to this article in Vox, they cut the number of Democratic-held legislatures from 14 to 7. Republicans made historic gains in state legislatures in 2010. They held on in many states in 2012, or made up for losses...
  • Not all of us in Newtown want to take your guns away (Vanity)

    10/19/2014 3:37:59 PM PDT · by ModernDayCato · 37 replies
    Me | 10/19/14 | ModernDayCato
    The governor of Connecticut is a tool. He ran one of our biggest cities (Stamford) into the ground, and now has managed to run this liberal paradise of a state into the ground as well. Aside from the personal attacks on the GOP candidate that is running against him that come from the so-called media here in Connecticut, all we keep hearing about this election season is "common sense solutions to gun violence." I live in Sandy Hook. On December 14, 2013 a young man who was pretty much insane murdered 26 people in an elementary school a few miles...
  • Newtown Victim's Animal Shelter Dream Turning Real (unintended irony alert)

    07/06/2014 12:20:41 PM PDT · by heartwood · 20 replies
    AP ^ | July 5, 2014 | Susan Haigh
    Before she was killed in the Newtown school massacre, 6-year-old Catherine Violet Hubbard raised money from returnable bottles and cans to buy bones for dogs at the pound and designed business cards for an imaginary animal shelter, listing herself as "caretaker." Her pretend animal shelter is now on track to become a reality as the state prepares to transfer 34 acres of a former psychiatric facility to a foundation raising money to build an animal sanctuary to honor the life of the little girl who was one of 20 first-graders killed in the 2012 Sandy Hook Elementary School shooting.
  • The NRA stood tall and tough when it counted most

    06/30/2014 10:17:46 AM PDT · by Oldpuppymax · 25 replies
    Coach is Right ^ | 6/30/14 | Doug Book
    Though liberal Democrats have little appreciation for the spiritual meaning of Christmas, events of December 2012 would bring Joy to the Political World of every avid, gun-hating politician in Washington D.C. For on December 14th, twenty children and six adults responsible for their care were shot to death at the Sandy Hook Elementary School in Newtown, Connecticut. Their killer ended his own life minutes later with a round to the head. Understanding the importance of disarming the American people, gun confiscation advocates like Chuck Schumer, Diane Feinstein and Barack Obama no doubt wished the death toll had been higher. But...
  • Sandy Hook ‘truther’ caught in Virginia with signs stolen from playgrounds built...

    06/03/2014 1:01:28 PM PDT · by beaversmom · 130 replies
    Daily News ^ | May 30, 2014 | Sasha Goldstein
    A demented Sandy Hook “truther” was arrested Friday in Virginia after he stole signs from playgrounds in New Jersey and Connecticut that were dedicated to tiny victims of the Newtown school massacre, police say. Andrew David Truelove, 28, lifted a sign May 6 from a Mystic, Conn., playplace dedicated to 7-year-old Grace McDonnell and also took a sign from the playground made for Chase Kowalski, also 7, in Mantoloking, N.J. He called the parents of both children after the thefts and told them the shooting was a hoax and that their children never existed. Cops in Stonington, Conn., got a...
  • Newtown parents call on Christie to sign ammo ban

    05/22/2014 3:51:05 PM PDT · by Olog-hai · 31 replies
    Associated Press ^ | May 22, 2014 6:27 PM EDT
    Parents of children killed in the 2012 Newtown, Connecticut, school shooting joined Democrats Thursday in calling on New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie to sign a ban on ammunition magazines that hold more than 10 rounds. The measure was passed by the New Jersey Assembly Thursday and will now go to Christie for his consideration. It previously passed the state Senate. The Republican governor and potential 2016 presidential candidate signed many firearms bills into law last year. But he issued conditional vetoes of some of the more contentious ones, including a ban on .50-caliber rifles. …
  • Newtown residents want gunman's house torn down

    04/02/2014 11:30:47 AM PDT · by Responsibility2nd · 92 replies
    Assoc. Press ^ | 04/02/2014 | By DAVE COLLINS
    HARTFORD, Conn. (AP) -- Some Newtown residents are calling for the Sandy Hook Elementary School shooter's home to be torn down and replaced with a park or nature preserve, according to a new community survey. The Newtown-Sandy Hook Community Foundation received more than 1,600 responses to the survey it released Monday on town residents' unmet needs in the wake of the December 2012 shootings. The foundation has been deciding how to distribute more than $11 million in donations made in response to the shootings, which left 20 first-graders and six educators dead. While most of the survey responses said money...
  • Sandy Hook: Whole City Got FREE Houses!

    03/17/2014 11:47:45 AM PDT · by Nachum · 31 replies
    YouTube ^ | 3/16/14 | LogicBeforeAuthority
    Video at link. Almost all the mortgages bought out the same day: 12/25/2009.
  • Nancy Lanza's assets worth a total of $64,000 - not nearly enough to satisfy the families ...

    02/21/2014 5:47:37 AM PST · by Uncle Chip · 66 replies
    The Daily Mail Online ^ | February 21, 2014 | Daily Mail Reporter
    of her son Adam's 26 victims who hope to sue her estateThe estate of the mother of Newtown school shooter Adam Lanza is worth roughly $64,000, according to a Connecticut attorney who inventoried her finances, which is a devastating blow for victims of the massacre who are seeking damages over the shooting that left 27 people dead and a small town in shock. Nancy Lanza, the mother of the disturbed shooter who bought him multiple firearms and taught him to shoot when he was just a small child, had five bank accounts worth a total of $60,000, according to an...
  • School Safety Expert Threatened for Questioning Sandy Hook

    02/16/2014 12:15:34 AM PST · by Arthur McGowan · 165 replies
    American Free Press ^ | 140213 | Wolfgang Halbig
    Wolfgang Halbig does not believe anyone was killed at Sandy Hook. He lists one anomaly after another. No helicopters. No wounded. No lawsuits by parents. Names of "dead" kept secret. FBI report classified.
  • In 2013, the US lost 30 people a day to gun violence. Obama shouldn't let us forget

    02/02/2014 8:39:48 PM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 73 replies
    The Guardian ^ | January 31, 2014 | Ana Marie Cox
    The president should be talking about guns (and gun control) a lot more. This goes way beyond horrific school shootings. President Obama opened his remarks at McGavock High School in Nashville, Tennessee with a brief mourning of the death of a student there on Tuesday, the day of his State of the Union speech. Obama mentioned gun violence once in his address to the nation. Again yesterday, the bulk of his speech was about education policy, not gun control. The fact that McGovock was itself the site of a gun fatality only gave a glancing emphasis on the firearm policies...
  • Judge upholds Connecticut gun control law passed after Newtown shootings

    01/31/2014 1:05:27 AM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 25 replies
    Reuters ^ | January 30, 2014 | Ellen Wulfhorst
    <p>A federal judge on Thursday upheld Connecticut's tough gun control law that was passed in the wake of the deadly 2012 shooting at Sandy Hook Elementary School.</p> <p>The stringent law is constitutional, said the ruling by U.S. District Court Judge Alfred Covello, denying a legal challenge by a group of gun owners.</p>
  • Revealed: Dispirited Obama “Shocked” He Couldn’t Get Gun Control Passed After Newtown Massacre

    01/22/2014 9:09:49 AM PST · by kristinn · 113 replies
    The Gateway Pundit ^ | Wednesday, January 22, 2014 | Kristinn Taylor
    David Remnick, author of the new nearly 17,000 word profile of President Barack Obama in the New Yorker, revealed in a podcast interview this week that a dispirited Obama told him that he misread the “moment in political history” and was shocked he could not get gun control measures passed in the wake of the December 2012 Newtown, Ct., Sandy Hook Elementary School shooting in which a lone gunman killed twenty children and six adults. Remnick left this revelation out of his 18 page article which was based on numerous in depth interviews with Obama. Remnick did not devote anything...
  • Post Columnist's Newtown Remark Way Out Of Line

    01/15/2014 4:20:32 AM PST · by Biggirl · 16 replies
    The Courant ^ | January 15, 2014 | The Hartford Courant
    A New York Post columnist's characterization of the Newtown shooting as a "little convenient massacre" is hideously insensitive. Is Fredric Dicker daft? It is beyond unacceptable to use the word "convenient" to described the brutal killing of 20 children and six female educators.
  • Target: Me (Turncoat Metcalf Whines!)

    01/14/2014 4:13:39 PM PST · by Timber Rattler · 19 replies
    Politico Magazine ^ | January 14, 2014 | Dick Metcalf
    I started shooting at age five. By the time I turned 12, my parents gave me an NRA Life Membership. I’ve studied, written and taught about firearms law and the Bill of Rights since the 1960s, helping to enact concealed-carry laws in states across the country and authoring numerous other pieces of pro-firearms legislation. I’m a competitive shooter who’s hunted on five continents, and I founded a 150-acre shooting park in my home state of Illinois. All told, I’ve written more than 1,700 articles for firearms publications over the last four decades, as well as hosting and producing several firearms...
  • Newtown Activists Call For Change As Gun Trade Show Opens

    01/14/2014 3:37:37 AM PST · by Biggirl · 34 replies
    The Hartford Courant ^ | January 14, 2014 | Jenny Wilson
    NEWTOWN — Gun control advocates gathered Monday in front of the National Shooting Sports Foundation headquarters and called on the gun industry to change its marketing practices, reigniting a polarizing debate the day before the annual firearm industry trade show opens in Las Vegas.
  • Money raised from Newtown fundraiser goes missing as marathon-running charity partner disappears

    01/11/2014 9:26:35 PM PST · by P-Marlowe · 35 replies
    Daily Mail Online ^ | 1/11/14 | AP
    A charity formed after the shooting massacre at Sandy Hook Elementary School has been unable to account for more than $70,000 it raised through marathon running, one of its co-founders said Friday. Ryan Graney, of Nashville, Tenn., said only $30,000 of the $103,000 taken in by the 26.4.26 Foundation was used for the organization's purpose.....
  • California Democrats will push background checks for ammunition

    01/10/2014 5:27:25 PM PST · by lowbridge · 38 replies
    washington post ^ | january 10, 2014 | reid wilson
    Following passage last year of some of the strongest gun-control laws in the nation in the wake of the school shooting in Newton, Conn., leading California Democrats will open a new front in the fight against gun violence this year with a proposal to conduct background checks on people who purchase ammunition. State Senate Democrats will push to require a comprehensive background check on anyone seeking to purchase ammunition, and to require a one-year permit for ammunition purchases. “Anyone can walk into any gun store, a bait and tackle store, and purchase all the ammunition they want to, no questions...
  • Adam Lanza's Computer Contained Files on Mass Shootings, Pedophilia Advocacy

    12/30/2013 9:27:38 PM PST · by Nachum · 96 replies
    Breitbart ^ | 12/30/13 | AWR Hawkins
    Among the thousands of documents Connecticut police released December 27 related to the heinous crime at Sandy Hook Elementary, the contents and files of Adam Lanza's computer include files on mass shootings, mass murders, pedophiles' rights, and a man/boy love story. According to police reports contained within the documents, Lanza's laptop computer contained "hundreds of bookmarks," a number of which were for "mass murder killing spree" and "mass murders." His desktop had a "document written showing the prerequisites for mass murder spreadsheet." Lanza's desktop also had a "document written advocating pedophiles' rights" and a "screenplay or script describing a relationship...
  • Psychiatrist who treated Adam Lanza surrendered license and is now living in New Zealand.

    12/30/2013 7:44:56 AM PST · by fso301 · 80 replies
    Daily Mail ^ | 12/30/2013 | Staff Writers
    The recently concluded investigation into Newtown killer Adam Lanza revealed that a psychiatrist who treated him as a teen has since surrendered his license. Dr. Paul Fox once held licenses to practice in Connecticut and New York but in 2012 he gave them both up in the face of charges he may have crossed a line in his relationship with a patient. Investigators reached Fox in New Zealand, where he now lives, in a telephone interview told detectives all he remembered about the cold-blooded killer.According to the Danbury News Times, Fox was cited for 'negligence on more than one occasion'...
  • Sandy Hook Elementary School Shooting Reports (Released).

    12/27/2013 6:09:53 PM PST · by carriage_hill · 57 replies
    CSP ^ | 12/27/2013 | CT Dept Emergency Services & Public Protection
    The reports below document the many stages of the investigation of the December 14, 2012 shootings at Sandy Hook Elementary School. Administratively, the investigation consists of three separate case numbers. CFS 1200704559 is the primary investigation, CFS 1200704597 is the processing of the scene at Sandy Hook Elementary School, and CFS 1200705354 is the investigation of the homicide at 36 Yogananda St. in Newtown. As laid out in the Table of Contents, each investigation includes numerous written reports, with each case number available for separate download. Additionally, each investigation also includes various forms of multimedia including photographs, video recordings and/or...
  • CONNECTICUT GUN OWNERS WAIT IN LINE TO DO SOMETHING MANY GUN OWNERS HOPE THEY NEVER HAVE TO

    12/27/2013 8:56:16 AM PST · by papertyger · 309 replies
    The Blaze ^ | December 26, 2013
    Connecticut residents waited in long lines on Thursday to register their firearms and high-capacity magazines before the state’s new gun laws go into effect on Jan. 1, 2014. WFSB-TV reports that a “long-line of people” stood outside the Public Safety Building in Middletown, Conn., all day to register semi-automatic rifles and high-capacity magazines. Several residents were upset with the “unconstitutional” requirement, while at least one person didn’t appear to mind. “I understand why they’re doing it, but I don’t think it’s constitutional,” resident Scott Boccio told WFSB-TV as he was registering his guns. Charles Gillette, who was registering magazines, told...
  • What we've learned from Sandy Hook

    12/27/2013 9:45:59 AM PST · by re_tail20 · 25 replies
    The Hill ^ | December 23, 2013 | Robert Bernat, M.D.
    On Friday afternoon as news outlets were reporting on the next day’s one-year anniversary of the horror that took place at Sandy Hook Elementary School, the latest chapter in school violence was unfolding at Arapahoe High School in Centennial, Colorado. There Karl Pierson had entered his high school looking for a particular teacher and willing to shoot anyone in his way. Eighty seconds after he entered the building, two students were injured, one fatally, and the gunmen dead by a self-inflicted gunshot. While this incident fails to compare to the carnage that took place in Newtown, Connecticut one year earlier,...
  • Sandy Hook Elementary Now Levelled

    12/25/2013 9:45:14 AM PST · by Nachum · 63 replies
    Memoryholeblog.com ^ | December 24, 2013 | staff
    The photograph below, likely taken in mid-December, shows the remains of the Sandy Hook Elementary School crime scene, where all evidence has now been destroyed. The demolition of the 57 year old structure commenced in October, shortly after a $50 million appropriation made by Connecticut Governor Dannell Malloy to rebuild the school and a $2.5 million payout by President Obama’s Department of Justice to local and regional law enforcement agencies participating in the December 14, 2012 event. http://i0.wp.com/vigilantcitizen.com/wp-content/uploads/2013/12/BN-AJ905_nyhook_G_20131113171915.jpgFor additional information and research please consult the Sandy Hook School Massacre Timeline and the Sandy Hook Massacre Compendium of Research and Analysis.
  • 1 year after Newtown, support for stricter gun control has disappeared

    12/14/2013 1:05:13 PM PST · by rogerantone1 · 11 replies
    Fox News ^ | December 13, 2013 | John Lott
    President Obama has pushed hard for gun control this year and New York Mayor Michael Bloomberg has spent millions of dollars on ads, but the administration's promise to coordinate "a November lobbying effort and plan events to commemorate the first anniversary of the Newtown, Connecticut" has gotten little traction. Last year the Newtown shooting, with it horrific slaughter, lead to an immediate national movement for gun control. But that was short-lived, and opposition to gun control is currently very strong. Indeed, it appears to be the strongest in decades.
  • Obama marks Newtown school shooting anniversary with call for gun control

    12/14/2013 10:25:11 AM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 50 replies
    Reuters ^ | December 14, 2013 | Mark Felsenthal
    President Barack Obama marked the anniversary of the Newtown school shootings on Saturday by calling for tighter gun control and expanded mental healthcare, and by lighting 26 candles to commemorate the victims. "We haven't yet done enough to make our communities and our country safer," the president said in his weekly address. "We have to do more to keep dangerous people from getting their hands on a gun so easily. We have to do more to heal troubled minds." Obama did not mention the shooting at a Colorado high school on Friday where a student armed with a shotgun wounded...
  • Lupica: Newtown mom says school massacre haunts community every day

    12/14/2013 9:26:28 AM PST · by Biggirl · 22 replies
    New York Daily News ^ | December 14, 2013 | Mike Lupica
    She is a Newtown mom, one who lives three miles from where it happened on the morning of Dec. 14, 2012, a mom whose daughter once attended Sandy Hook Elementary. She does not want her name in the paper, because she says that even though she lives where she lives, it did not happen to her the way it happened to the families of the victims, especially the children of Sandy Hook Elementary.
  • The Washington Post Trolls for Anti-Gun Stories on Sandy Hook Anniversary:

    12/14/2013 4:49:19 AM PST · by Kaslin · 8 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | December 14, 2013 | Michael Schaus
    Not feeling as if they have adequately displayed their anti-gun bias, the Washington Post is trolling the nation for stories of “gun violence” to feature on its pages. In an episode of leftist crowdsourcing, the liberally inclined WaPo is asking its readers “What’s your gun number?” Mine is .45… Although I am also partial to the 7.62x39. Of course, the Post isn’t asking about caliber preferences. Instead they are asking, on the anniversary of Sandy Hook, for its readers to share personal stories of “gun violence”. (And I don’t get the impression that self-defense stories will make the cut.) According...
  • Bloomberg: Nothing Has Changed in Washington Since Newtown

    12/13/2013 3:52:27 AM PST · by Biggirl · 19 replies
    National Journal ^ | December 13, 2013 | Marina Koren
    In his final weeks as mayor of New York City, Michael Bloomberg is getting his last word in on local legislation, from tobacco sales to public Wi-Fi. Bloomberg has a few words left for Washington, too. The mayor called on Congress to "end the national epidemic of gun violence" during a Thursday press conference, two days before the one-year anniversary the Sandy Hook shooting in Newtown, Conn., that claimed innocent 26 lives. "It's important that we remember all those that we lost and their families. The anniversary will obviously be a very painful time for them and a painful time,...
  • Washington Post Crowdsources 'Gun Violence' Stories for Sandy Hook Anniversary

    12/12/2013 4:10:41 AM PST · by logi_cal869 · 9 replies
    Breitbart ^ | 12/11/2013 | AWR Hawkins
    The Washington Post (WaPo) is asking readers to submit their "gun violence" stories for the first anniversary of the heinous crime at Sandy Hook Elementary. (snip)
  • Newtown anniversary: US schools keep trying wrong fixes...

    12/11/2013 2:10:19 PM PST · by carriage_hill · 46 replies
    NBC News ^ | 12/11/2013 | Bill Dedman
    Full Title: "Newtown anniversary: US schools keep trying wrong fixes to deter school shootings, experts say." It happened after Columbine, after Virginia Tech, and after Newtown, too. After every massacre in a school, Americans grasp at quick cures. Let's install metal detectors and give guns to teachers. Let's crack down on troublemakers, weeding out kids who fit the profile of a gunman. Let's buy bulletproof whiteboards for the students to scurry behind, or train kids to throw erasers or cans of soup at an attacker.
  • The Militarization of Law Enforcement - “We’re Not in Mayberry Anymore”

    12/11/2013 12:40:46 PM PST · by Kaslin · 160 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | December 11, 2013 | Bob Barr
    The University of the Incarnate Word is a highly-rated Catholic college in San Antonio, Texas. It is hardly a hot bed of campus violence. When senior Robert Cameron Redus was pulled-over last Friday by campus police for “erratically speeding,” it is unlikely he had any clue of how tragically the stop would end. The campus police department contends Redus, an honors student set to graduate in May, grabbed the officer’s steel baton during a struggle. Not in dispute, however, is that Redus was shot five times by the officer, at close range, leaving him dead and the University scrambling to...
  • The Lessons of Newtown

    12/11/2013 5:03:05 AM PST · by Biggirl · 18 replies
    The Jewish Daily Forward ^ | December 11, 2013 | Forward Forum
    In the dry, neutral language used in these types of missives, the just-released official report on the shooting at Sandy Hook Elementary School sidesteps any determination of causality or assignment of blame. Even though the shooter, Adam Lanza, had “significant mental health issues that affected his ability to live a normal life,” and even though he had “familiarity with and access to firearms and ammunition and an obsession with mass murders,” the report says that there was no evidence that he intended to commit such a crime himself. Official reports may not draw conclusions, but we can.
  • Newtown to media: Stay away on anniversary

    12/09/2013 3:50:31 PM PST · by EveningStar · 16 replies
    Yahoo News ^ | December 9, 2013 | Dylan Stableford
    At a news conference Monday, Newtown First Selectman Patricia Llodra had a message for the national and international media looking to cover the one-year anniversary of the massacre at Sandy Hook Elementary School: Stay away. "Please respect our need to be alone," Llodra said. "To be quiet and to have that personal time to continue on our journey of grief in the way that serves us." It appears many media outlets are doing just that. Virtually all major U.S. cable and network news organizations — which flooded the town of 27,000 in the days and weeks following the tragedy —...
  • A year after Newtown, searching for answers in the nation’s schools

    12/09/2013 10:36:51 AM PST · by Biggirl · 9 replies
    The Center For Public Intergrity ^ | December 9, 2013 | Nicholas Kusnetz
    It wasn’t quite cold enough to need a vest on a mid-November Texas morning, but Matt Dossey was wearing one anyway. Made of heavy-weight beige canvas, the vest just might have been concealing a pistol. There was no way to tell. Perhaps that was the point.
  • Common Core’s Anti-Gun Lessons on Sandy Hook

    12/08/2013 8:04:34 AM PST · by marktwain · 21 replies
    frontpagemag.com ^ | 6 December, 2013 | Mary Grabar
    The pundits may have thought that Barack Obama’s efforts to exploit the Sandy Hook School tragedy on December 14, 2012, where a mentally ill young man killed 20 elementary school students and 6 teachers, had been tabled for lack of support. Now we learn that Obama’s Organizing for Action super pac is exploiting the one-year anniversary with fake memorials in order to resume the push for gun control. Along with the efforts to reach adults are those to reach children in schools. The Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation, a major funder of Obama’s education initiative called Common Core (recently admitted...
  • Initial Police Response In Sandy Hook Shooting Scrutinized

    12/06/2013 5:09:25 AM PST · by Uncle Chip · 26 replies
    The Courant ^ | November 22, 2013 | Dave Altimari
    Officers stopped well short of school, approached by foot State police investigating the Sandy Hook Elementary School shooting have focused some of their efforts on the police response, interviewing local officers to iron out inconsistencies in their versions of events .... "We know that our response will be heavily scrutinized as it should be and I am confident that our officers acted aggressively and appropriately in response to a chaotic scene,'' police union President Scott Ruszczyk said. "I think it's pretty tough to second-guess the guys who were there responding to a chaotic scene." Among the aspects of the response...
  • Sandy Hook killer's mother taught him to shoot aged four, 'lied to buy him guns'

    12/05/2013 9:39:54 PM PST · by Tolerance Sucks Rocks · 33 replies
    The Daily Mail ^ | December 3, 2013 | Daniel Bates
    Nancy Lanza took her killer son Adam shooting from the age of just four, may have lied on federal paperwork to buy him guns and went on long holidays alone without the boy she branded a 'lost cause', a new book reveals today. It lays out the strongest case yet against the mother of the Sandy Hook shooter - just days after parents of the victims said her 'bad parenting' was partly to blame. Nancy knew as far back as 2000 that there was ‘something very wrong’ with the boy and effectively abandoned her disturbed son last year while she...
  • Police chiefs report: Newtown police responded rapidly to Sandy Hook shootings

    12/05/2013 6:12:52 PM PST · by raybbr · 24 replies
    NewHavenRegister.com ^ | 12/05/2013 | Mary E. O’Leary
    Newtown police responded rapidly to last December’s Sandy Hook Elementary School shootings and followed department procedures upon arrival, according to a report released Thursday by the Connecticut Police Chiefs Association. At the request of the Newtown Police Department, the chiefs association analyzed the police response and issued a nine-page report Thursday, a day after police released recordings of 911 calls from the morning of the shootings. The chiefs report said the first Newtown officers were on the scene less than three minutes after the initial 911 call, which came from a woman inside the building. The report said officers followed...
  • No WFSB crews will be in Newtown Dec. 14

    12/05/2013 6:33:44 PM PST · by matt04 · 3 replies
    As we approach the somber anniversary of the mass shooting inside Sandy Hook Elementary School, Channel 3 Eyewitness News has made the decision to stay out of Newtown that day out of respect for the community. Newtown First Selectman Pat Llodra made a plea on Face the State with Dennis House on Sunday for the media to stay away from Newtown on Dec. 14, the one-year anniversary of the shooting at Sandy Hook. "We truly need this time as a community to reflect, to be personal, to be with each other to continue that journey, that grief journey without the...
  • Newtown releases 911 calls showing anguish and tension inside Sandy Hook

    12/05/2013 9:05:53 AM PST · by Uncle Chip · 83 replies
    Deseret News ^ | December 4, 2013 | Michael Melia Associated Press
    Recordings of 911 calls from last year's Sandy Hook Elementary School shooting were released Wednesday, and they not only paint a picture of anguish and tension inside the building, they also show Newtown dispatchers mobilizing help, reassuring callers and urging them to take cover..... The calls were made public under a court order after a lengthy effort by The Associated Press. Prosecutors had argued that releasing the recordings would only cause more anguish for the victims' families.... One of the first callers to Newtown police was a woman who said in a trembling, out-of-breath voice: "I think there's somebody shooting...
  • Newtown to release 911 calls from school shooting

    12/04/2013 10:25:01 AM PST · by Uncle Chip · 54 replies
    Yahoo News ^ | December 4, 2013 | Michael Melia AP
    <p>HARTFORD, Conn. (AP) — Recordings of several 911 calls made from inside Sandy Hook Elementary during last year's school shooting are being released under court order Wednesday after a legal fight by The Associated Press.</p> <p>The AP has been asking for an opportunity to review the tapes, which will now be released Wednesday to the news cooperative in addition to other media organizations.</p>
  • Mother of Sandy Hook Victim: Background Checks Wouldn't Have Prevented Tragedy

    12/04/2013 7:59:30 AM PST · by rktman · 24 replies
    Breitbart.com ^ | 12/3/2013 | Tony Lee
    Nicole Hockley, whose child was tragically murdered at Sandy Hook last year, said that background checks would not have prevented shooter Adam Lanza from getting the guns he used to carry out the atrocities. She also stated that the 911 tapes from that day should not be released.
  • Obama's Organizing for Action: Hey, Let's Throw Newtown Anniversary Events to Push Gun Control

    12/03/2013 6:31:13 AM PST · by rktman · 18 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | 12/3/2013 | Katie Pavlich
    If you thought Obama's Organizing for Action propaganda machine couldn't get anymore ghoulish in the name of politics, it just did. Late yesterday the organization sent out an email to supporters urging them to hold events on December 14 for the anniversary of the Sandy Hook Elementary School tragedy. At first, this seems harmless.
  • Adam Lanza’s Civil Rights and Ours

    11/30/2013 8:37:31 AM PST · by neverdem · 17 replies
    National Review Online ^ | November 26, 2012 | E. Fuller Torrey
    The report released by Connecticut yesterday on Adam Lanza’s massacre of 20 schoolchildren and six adults in Newtown makes clear how well we protected his civil rights. The report details his “mental health issues,” which in reality were strong evidence that he had developed a severe mental illness. He had been afflicted with an autism-like syndrome since childhood and had been formally diagnosed with Asperger’s disorder. This diagnosis by itself is not associated with an increased propensity for violent behavior. However, in recent years, Lanza had developed symptoms of a more severe mental illness, which occurs in approximately 5 percent...
  • The Lessons of the Sandy Hook Report

    11/28/2013 10:38:32 AM PST · by marktwain · 8 replies
    Buckeye Firearms Association ^ | 27 November, 2013 | John Benner
    Editor's Note: Tactical Defense Institute's John Benner rarely weighs in on issues, leaving that function to others. When John addresses an issue it is noteworthy and well worth the read. This article was originally posted on the TDI Facebook page. Republished with permission. by John Benner The official report from the Connecticut States Attorney's office on the Sandy Hook Elementary School massacre has been released. This horrific event has had a tremendous impact in many ways. My belief is the impact was so strong, not based on numbers killed, but the age of the 20 very young children murdered. The...
  • Relatives of Sandy Hook shooter's victims point finger of blame at mom Nancy Lanza

    11/28/2013 6:34:14 AM PST · by Uncle Chip · 46 replies
    The Daily Mail Online ^ | November 28, 2013 | RACHEL QUIGLEY, HELEN POW and DAVID MCCORMACK
    Relatives of three victims of the Sandy Hook Elementary School massacre have spoken out following the release this week of the long-awaited report into the shooting....