Newtown School Massacre
Anna Palmer, Politico reporter
Ali Velshi, CNN chief business correspondent
After four days of self-imposed silence on the shooting that killed 26 people inside a Newtown, Conn., elementary school, the nation's largest gun rights lobby emerged Tuesday and promised "to offer meaningful contributions to help make sure this never happens again."
Congressional gun rights supporters showed an increased willingness Tuesday to consider new legislation to control firearms in the aftermath of the Connecticut school shootings _ provided it also addresses mental health issues and the impact of violent video games.
Gov. Martin O'Malley said Tuesday he expects his administration to introduce legislation aimed at preventing catastrophic mass shootings like the one last week at a Connecticut elementary school.
Pete Earley, author of "CRAZY: A Father's Search Through America's Mental Health Madness" and former Washington Post reporter
The residents of Newtown, Conn., are getting help from volunteers skilled in offering comfort. And they do it without saying a word.
D.C. Police Chief Cathy Lanier discusses the state of school security both locally and nationally in the wake of the Newtown rampage.
In Dec. 16 and Dec. 17 versions of a story listing key facts about the Connecticut elementary school shooting, The Associated Press reported erroneously that of mass shootings in the past 20 years, only the 2007 Virginia Tech shootings and 2011 Norway massacre had higher death tolls worldwide. A 1996 shooting at a resort in Tasmania, Australia, killed 35 people.
In a story Dec. 16 about the Newtown, Conn., school massacre, The Associated Press reported erroneously that the attack was the bloodiest against youngsters in the nation's history. The bombing of a school in Bath, Mich., on May 18, 1927, killed 38 children. The bomber, a disgruntled school district official and farmer, also killed seven adults that day, including his wife and himself. The attack in Newtown left 20 schoolchildren and eight adults dead, including the shooter and his mother.
Virginia Gov. Bob McDonnell says it's time to discuss allowing school officials to carry firearms on campus to help keep America's children safe.
The Connecticut school shooting rampage compelled Hollywood to air disclaimers before violent television shows, swap some programs for others, cancel film openings and present somber specials on daytime TV shows that are usually more focused on entertainment.
As the nation mourns the massacre in Newtown, Conn., Americans are banding together and committing acts of kindness in memory of the 26 lives lost last week.
As Newtown, Conn., grieves the deadly mass shooting at Sandy Hook Elementary School, victims' families and residents will eventually have to decide what to do with the building and how to memorialize the fallen.
Sen. Mark R. Warner, among the few Senate Democrats to hold favor with the National Rifle Association, said Monday that the Connecticut elementary school massacre has reversed his stand on assault weapons.
The mother and uncle of 6-year-old Noah Pozner delivered messages at his funeral reflecting on the life of the little boy killed in Friday's school shooting, and lessons to draw from his loss. People identifying themselves as reporters were not allowed into the service, but the family made transcripts available to The Associated Press. Here they are, in full:
As residents of Newtown, Conn. lay to rest the youngest victims of last week's massacre, the rest of the nation continues to reel from the tragedy that claimed 27 lives.
It was an emotionally rough morning, as students headed back to school in the D.C. area on Monday. It's the first day since the Connecticut shootings and emotions were raw.
Two Baltimore County officials have called for strengthened gun laws in the wake of last week's mass shooting in Connecticut.
Schools in the Washington area had a beefed up police presence following Friday's school shooting in Connecticut.
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