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[AUDIO] Newtown 911 Calls Released Here

The first frantic call comes from the school secretary inside the main building. “Sandy Hook school,” she says. “I think there’s somebody shooting in here. In Sandy Hook school.” “OK, what makes you think that?” the dispatcher asks. “Because somebody has a gun. I saw a glimpse of somebody running down the hallway.” “OK …”…

Father Of Slain Sandy Hook Child Pleads For Gun Control

The cold-blooded murder of 20 first graders in Newtown, Conn., sent a chill through every home in America and changed, as nothing else could, the national debate over gun violence. Today, the Senate heard testimony on a bill that would ban assault weapons, including the AR-15, the gun that was used at Sandy Hook Elementary…

Newtown Shooter Adam Lanza Wore Earplugs During Massacre, ‘Never Heard The Terrified Screams’

The New York Post is reporting today that Newtown gunman Adam Lanza wore earplugs during the horrific shooting at Sandy Hook Elementary School last month and “never heard the terrified screams.” Investigators have reportedly been haunted and perplexed by this detail, with one source telling the Hartford Courant, “It’s just weird given what he was…

Read President Obama’s New, Proposed Executive Orders and Legislation on Guns

The second Joe Biden suggested that the White House might enact “executive actions, executive orders” on guns, the gun lobby smashed the glass and hit the alarm. The Drudge Report illustrated Biden’s quote with portraits of Joseph Stalin and Adolf Hitler, who (among arguably worse things) restricted gun rights. There were surprisingly few questions from…

Maryland Gov. O’Malley To Push For Tougher Gun-Control Rules

Maryland Gov. O’Malley To Push For Tougher Gun-Control Rules

Maryland Gov. Martin O’Malley will seek to institute some of the nation’s strictest gun-licensing requirements, ban assault weapons and restrict visitor access to schools in one of the most expansive government responses sought to last month’s school shooting in Newtown, Conn. Perhaps most controversially, O’Malley (D) will ask the General Assembly to force prospective gun…

Gabby Giffords Launches Group To Counter Gun Lobby

A national initiative aimed at curbing gun violence was launched by former US. Rep. Gabrielle Giffords and her husband, Mark Kelly, on Tuesday — the second anniversary of the shooting that killed six people and left her critically injured. A new campaign website, Americans For Responsible Solutions, promised to “launch a national dialogue and raise…

Sandy Hook Kids Face 1st Classes Since Shooting

Classes resumed Thursday for the students of Sandy Hook Elementary School for the first time since last month’s massacre in Newtown, where a gunman killed 20 first-graders and six educators. With their original school still being treated as a crime scene, the more than 400 students are attending classes at a refurbished school in the…

Newtown Gunman Adam Lanza Did Not Wear Body Armor At Massacre

A Connecticut state police spokesman on Thursday said Adam Lanza was not donning a bullet proof vest when he carried out the mass shooting at Sandy Hook Elementary in Newtown, Conn., the New Haven Register reports. Lt. J. Paul Vance said Lanza was only wearing a utility vest. “It was a fishing type vest, a…