Sandy Hook http://wamc.org en Congressional Corner With Elizabeth Esty http://wamc.org/post/congressional-corner-elizabeth-esty-7 <p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">&nbsp;&nbsp;</span><span style="line-height: 1.5;">&nbsp;&nbsp;</span>The killings at Newtown were supposed to change America.</p><p>In today’s Congressional Corner, Connecticut representative Elizabeth Esty tells WAMC’s Alan Chartock that reforming gun laws can take a long time.</p><p> Mon, 31 Mar 2014 14:50:00 +0000 Alan Chartock 87071 at http://wamc.org Congressional Corner With Elizabeth Esty Gun Laws Set To Change In New York And Connecticut http://wamc.org/post/gun-laws-set-change-new-york-and-connecticut <p></p><p></p><p>Gun laws in New York and Connecticut will see changes in the New Year.</p><p>Nearly a year after passage of New York State’s new gun law, dealer sales of AR-15 semi-automatic rifles have ended in New York and arrest data show more than 1,000 gun possession charges in New York City were boosted from misdemeanors to felonies.</p><p>Fifty nine people have been charged statewide with misdemeanors for possessing large-capacity magazines or having more than seven bullets loaded in a magazine.</p> Mon, 30 Dec 2013 13:29:41 +0000 Jaired Crofut 80840 at http://wamc.org Gun Laws Set To Change In New York And Connecticut Schools Taking Steps To Enhance Security One Year After Sandy Hook http://wamc.org/post/schools-taking-steps-enhance-security-one-year-after-sandy-hook <p>One year after the shootings at Sandy Hook Elementary School in Newtown, Connecticut, many school districts claim they are safer than they were last December.</p><p></p><p>School districts across the country have bolstered school security in the year following the tragic shootings at Sandy Hook that killed 20 children and six educators.</p><p>In a recent survey conducted by the New York State School Boards Association on superintendents’ assessment of their schools’ safety, most believed they are more safe than they were at this time last year.</p> Fri, 13 Dec 2013 21:13:37 +0000 Lucas Willard 79839 at http://wamc.org Schools Taking Steps To Enhance Security One Year After Sandy Hook Letters From Sandy Hook-Newtown To The World http://wamc.org/post/letters-sandy-hook-newtown-world <p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">&nbsp;&nbsp;</span><span style="line-height: 1.5;">&nbsp;&nbsp;</span><em>Letters From Sandy Hook-Newtown To The World</em> is a deeply heartfelt collection of original letters written by members of the Sandy Hook-Newtown community, giving the world a simple and honest view into their lives.</p><p>Since the tragic events on December 14, 2012, the community has been shown a tremendous amount of love and compassion from all over the world in so many different forms. This book is a small offering from the people of Sandy Hook-Newtown, letting you know who they are and have always been.</p><p> Fri, 13 Dec 2013 15:35:00 +0000 Joe Donahue 79737 at http://wamc.org Letters From Sandy Hook-Newtown To The World "Nurturing Healing Love: A Mother’s Journey Of Hope & Forgiveness" By Scarlett Lewis http://wamc.org/post/nurturing-healing-love-mother-s-journey-hope-forgiveness-scarlett-lewis <p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">&nbsp;&nbsp;</span><span style="line-height: 1.5;">On December 14, 2012, Scarlett Lewis experienced something that no parent should ever have to endure: she lost her son Jesse in an act of unimaginable violence. The day started just like any other, but when a gunman opened fire at Sandy Hook Elementary School, Scarlett’s life changed forever.</span></p><p>Following Jesse’s death, Scarlett went on an unexpected journey, inspired by a simple three-word message he had scrawled on their kitchen chalkboard shortly before he died: Norurting Helin Love (Nurturing Healing Love). It was as if he knew just what his family would need in order to go on after this horrible tragedy.</p><p>**As mentioned in the interview posted here, J.T. Lewis' website is <a href="http://www.newtownhelpsrwanda.org/">newtownhelpsrwanda.org</a>.**</p><p> Fri, 13 Dec 2013 15:10:00 +0000 Joe Donahue 79723 at http://wamc.org "Nurturing Healing Love: A Mother’s Journey Of Hope & Forgiveness" By Scarlett Lewis Vox Pop : Open Forum on 11/26/13 : Newtown Report http://wamc.org/post/vox-pop-open-forum-112613-newtown-report <p>Almost a year after the horrific shooting at Sandy Hook Elementary School in Newtown, Connecticut, the State’s Attorney has released a report profiling the killer, 20-year-old Adam Lanza.</p><p> Tue, 26 Nov 2013 19:12:54 +0000 78632 at http://wamc.org Vox Pop : Open Forum on 11/26/13 : Newtown Report Newtown: No Events To Mark Shooting Anniversary http://wamc.org/post/newtown-no-events-mark-shooting-anniversary <p>The leader of the board that governs Newtown, Connecticut says it won&rsquo;t host any townwide events to mark the anniversary of the shooting at Sandy Hook Elementary School.</p><p>First Selectman Pat Llodra says the community is choosing to remember and honor the victims in ways that are &quot;quiet, personal and respectful.&quot;</p><p>A gunman killed 20 children and six women inside the school Dec. 14 before committing suicide.</p> Thu, 17 Oct 2013 10:52:12 +0000 Jaired Crofut 75734 at http://wamc.org Newtown: No Events To Mark Shooting Anniversary Obama warns GOP against blocking gun bill http://wamc.org/post/obama-warns-gop-against-blocking-gun-bill <p>President Barack Obama is warning Republican lawmakers against using delay tactics to sink gun control legislation.</p><p>Obama spoke last night about his gun proposals in Connecticut, where 20 children and 6 adults were killed in a horrific school shooting last year. The shooting spurred fresh debate in Washington over gun control measures.</p><p>The president is singling out GOP lawmakers who want to use procedural maneuvers to block legislation. Obama says the move would be akin to saying the public's opinion doesn't matter.</p> Tue, 09 Apr 2013 10:01:09 +0000 Jaired Crofut 61772 at http://wamc.org Obama warns GOP against blocking gun bill Obama promoting gun legislation in Connecticut http://wamc.org/post/obama-promoting-gun-legislation-connecticut <p>President Barack Obama is trying to boost the chances of gun&nbsp;legislation that could be in jeopardy this week with a trip to the home state of the Sandy Hook Elementary School shooting.</p><p>Obama is visiting the Connecticut capital of Hartford, where last week the governor signed a law with widespread restrictions on firearms. The Senate could take up national legislation this week.</p><p>Obama plans to meet with Sandy Hook families and argue that lawmakers have an obligation to the children killed and other victims of gun violence to act on his proposals.</p> Mon, 08 Apr 2013 10:03:57 +0000 Jaired Crofut 61676 at http://wamc.org Obama promoting gun legislation in Connecticut Conn. bill provides immunity to security experts http://wamc.org/post/conn-bill-provides-immunity-security-experts <p>Connecticut lawmakers are considering a bill that would provide immunity from civil liability for school security consultants.&nbsp;</p><p>The legislature's Judiciary Committee is scheduled to hear public testimony today on the proposal, co-sponsored by the Senate Minority Leader, whose district includes Newtown.</p><p>Many school districts have revisited their security plans following the Dec. 14 massacre at Sandy Hook Elementary School in Newtown.</p> Mon, 01 Apr 2013 12:17:19 +0000 Jaired Crofut 61147 at http://wamc.org Conn. bill provides immunity to security experts