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  • Aug 31, 2014
  • Updated: 7:20pm

Connecticut school shooting

On December 14, 2012, a man  wearing combat gear and armed with semiautomatic pistols and a semiautomatic rifle entered Sandy Hook Elementary School in the Sandy Hook village of Newtown, Connecticut, US, where he fatally shot 20 children and 7 adults. The gunman, identified as Adam Lanza, age 20, most likely shot and killed himself during the incident. The gunman had earlier shot and killed his mother at their residence prior to the shooting at the school. Lanza's girlfriend has also been reported missing in New Jersey.

Investigation reports reveal horror of Sandy Hook school killings

Gunman Adam Lanza wore yellow ear plugs that muffled the screams of his victims at Sandy Hook Elementary School and he shot himself in the mouth after committing one of America's worst school massacres.

Sunday, 29 December, 2013, 5:21am

Newtown massacre anniversary brings fresh call for gun curbs

Hundreds solemnly gathered in Washington's National Cathedral to mark the first anniversary of the Newtown school massacre and demand tougher action to halt gun violence in the United States.

14 Dec 2013 - 2:26am

Newtown massacre recordings reveal calm, anguish and gunshots

Officials in Newtown, Connecticut, on Wednesday released audio recordings of emergency 911 phone calls from the Connecticut school shooting that killed 20 children and six educators almost a year ago, revealing raw emotion in the voice of the callers.

5 Dec 2013 - 7:08pm

Prosecution can't explain why Adam Lanza carried out Newtown massacre

The motivations of the gunman who killed 20 schoolchildren in Newtown, Connecticut, last year is still a mystery and may never be known with certainty, prosecutors said in a report that ended their investigation.

27 Nov 2013 - 1:53am

Panel votes to raze site of Newtown school shooting

Faced with what one official called a "gut-wrenching" decision, a task force has voted to tear down the site of the Sandy Hook school shooting and build a new school in its place.

13 May 2013 - 5:22am

Gun debate a window into the US soul

After the Newtown massacre at an elementary school in December, Americans rushed to buy guns. I rushed to buy US gun stocks.

23 Apr 2013 - 3:51am 4 comments

Bring sanity to US gun debate

The latest attempt to bring some sanity to Americans' right to bear arms came down to one measure - expanded background checks to stop the sale of guns to criminals and the mentally ill. Political lobbying in the US senate killed proposals to control automatic assault weapons and online sales. But even that did not satisfy opponents, led by the National Rifle Association.

20 Apr 2013 - 3:23am 1 comment

Mass murderers are all terrorists, whatever weapon they use

What exactly is terrorism? People around the world instantly recognised it when two bombs exploded at the Boston Marathon, killing three and injuring numerous others. But the Obama administration had to mull it over for a day before classifying the attack as terrorism. To me, terrorism is when a religious fanatic, a lunatic or a crazy youth terrorises people with bombs or assault weapons.

20 Apr 2013 - 3:23am 2 comments

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

US President Barack Obama, his face set with rage, stood with families from Newtown and shooting victim Gabrielle Giffords and asked how a measure to expand background checks for gun buyers - one supported by an overwhelming majority of Americans and a bipartisan majority of the Senate - had slipped away.

19 Apr 2013 - 2:57am

US assault weapons ban proposal sidelined

US lawmakers have dropped an effort to include a ban on assault weapons in a broader gun control package, conceding the difficulties of passing such legislation through Congress.

21 Mar 2013 - 4:00am