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    Newtown's name becomes synonymous with bloody infamy

    Posted Dec 17th 2012, 12:00am by AFP

    ... Agencies in Newtown, Connecticut Once loved it for its peace, beauty and great schools, Newtown will now be remembered for the second-worst school massacre in US history A town's name ... kilometres from New York, to escape the hustle and noise. Now some fear that Friday's shootings at Sandy Hook Elementary School claimed the lives of not only 20 children and six adults, ...

  2. News - World - ANALYSIS: GUN CONTROL

    Why Obama's drive for gun reforms never stood a chance

    Posted Apr 19th 2013, 12:00am by AFP

    ... suffered head wounds in a shooting near Tucson, Arizona, in January 2011. The shootings in Newtown, Connecticut, last year, the tearful pleas of the parents of slain children and an aggressive push ... vote for the Republican Party have steered clear of gun safety measures. As for the NRA, while some saw the group's leader, Wayne LaPierre, as meandering after the Connecticut school ...

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    Mass murderers are all terrorists, whatever weapon they use

    Posted Apr 20th 2013, 12:00am by Michael Chugani

    ... Lanza went on a shooting spree last December at an elementary school in Newtown, Connecticut, killing 26 people, including 20 children, it was not terrorism. But when a bomber blew up people ... The motives of Lanza, Mendoza, and all those kids who went on shooting sprees in US schools, were likewise to make a statement by indiscriminately killing people. Where is the difference? We want ...


    National Rifle Association's hard line suggests tough fight for new gun laws

    Posted Dec 23rd 2012, 12:00am by Bloomberg

    ... Bloomberg in Washington NRA's hard line suggeststough fight for gun laws The National Rifle Association's response to the Connecticut school shooting means any effort to pass new ... armed school guards following the massacre of 20 children and six adults. While not unexpected, the NRA's continued resistance to new firearms restrictions would make it more difficult ...

  5. News - World - UNITED STATES

    New York enacts 'toughest' gun law in US

    Posted Jan 17th 2013, 12:00am by AFP

    ... supporters called the toughest gun ownership law in the country, becoming the first US state to impose new restrictions in the wake of last month's school massacre in Connecticut. Lawmakers ... rifles, were linked directly to the national horror at the December 14 massacre of 20 six- and seven-year-olds and six staff at Sandy Hook Elementary School in Newtown, Connecticut. Those killings ...

  6. News - World

    Latest gun tragedy unlikely to lead to tougher laws, political insiders say

    Posted Dec 16th 2012, 12:00am by MCT

    ... McClatchy-Tribune Despite tragedy in Connecticut, stricter control over weapons is unlikely, political veterans say Will shooting change gun laws? Another mass shooting, another drive for gun control. But will the latest shooting- this time at an elementary school- change the political calculus in Washington and generate more support for tougher gun laws? "I think ...

  7. Comment - Insight & Opinion

    US must renew ban on private ownership of assault weapons

    Posted Dec 18th 2012, 12:00am

    ... SCMP Editorial Renew ban on assault weapons Anywhere else, the shooting massacre of 20 small schoolchildren would give unstoppable momentum to a campaign to tighten laws on the possession ... with the NRA the most. Testament to that is the defeat of previous attempts sparked by civilian shooting atrocities to regulate the constitutional right to bear arms. As a result Americans have ...

  8. News - World

    Briefs, 19 December, 2012

    Posted Dec 19th 2012, 12:00am by AGANECIES

    ... Agencies NRA goes silent on social media The powerful US gun lobby has turned silent on social media, apparently suspending its Facebook page in the wake of the school massacre. ... in reaction to the recent string of mass shootings," AdWeek said. "The conversation has ranged from typically political to thoughtful to downright ugly." On Twitter, pro- and anti-gun ...

  9. Comment - Insight & Opinion

    Who said it?

    Posted Dec 18th 2012, 12:00am by AGENCIES

    ... Can we honestly say that we're doing enough to keep our children, all of them, safe from harm? U.S. President Barack Obama calls for gun control after the Sandy Hook massacre   I could never imagine that this 14-year-old building, a fake antiquity, c ...

  10. News - World - NEWTOWN MASS SHOOTING

    Americans wants armed guards in school, NRA's Wayne LaPierre says

    Posted Dec 24th 2012, 12:00am by GDN

    ... police officers and security guards in every school as the best way to avoid shootings such as the recent massacre at an elementary school in Newtown, Connecticut. Wayne LaPierre, chief executive ... that the NRA took on Friday when it broke its weeklong silence on the shooting rampage at Sandy Hook Elementary School. LaPierre's remarks on Friday prompted widespread criticism, even ...




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