Sandy Hook

Congressional Corner
10:50 am
Mon March 31, 2014

Congressional Corner With Elizabeth Esty

    The killings at Newtown were supposed to change America.

In today’s Congressional Corner, Connecticut representative Elizabeth Esty tells WAMC’s Alan Chartock that reforming gun laws can take a long time.

WAMC News
8:29 am
Mon December 30, 2013

Gun Laws Set To Change In New York And Connecticut

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Gun laws in New York and Connecticut will see changes in the New Year.

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.

Fifty nine people have been charged statewide with misdemeanors for possessing large-capacity magazines or having more than seven bullets loaded in a magazine.

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New York News
4:13 pm
Fri December 13, 2013

Schools Taking Steps To Enhance Security One Year After Sandy Hook

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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.

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.

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.

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The Roundtable
10:35 am
Fri December 13, 2013

Letters From Sandy Hook-Newtown To The World

    Letters From Sandy Hook-Newtown To The World 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.

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.

The Roundtable
10:10 am
Fri December 13, 2013

"Nurturing Healing Love: A Mother’s Journey Of Hope & Forgiveness" By Scarlett Lewis

  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.

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.

**As mentioned in the interview posted here, J.T. Lewis' website is newtownhelpsrwanda.org.**

Vox Pop
2:12 pm
Tue November 26, 2013

Vox Pop : Open Forum on 11/26/13 : Newtown Report

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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.

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New England News
6:52 am
Thu October 17, 2013

Newtown: No Events To Mark Shooting Anniversary

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The leader of the board that governs Newtown, Connecticut says it won’t host any townwide events to mark the anniversary of the shooting at Sandy Hook Elementary School.

First Selectman Pat Llodra says the community is choosing to remember and honor the victims in ways that are "quiet, personal and respectful."

A gunman killed 20 children and six women inside the school Dec. 14 before committing suicide.

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WAMC News
6:01 am
Tue April 9, 2013

Obama warns GOP against blocking gun bill

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President Barack Obama is warning Republican lawmakers against using delay tactics to sink gun control legislation.

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.

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.

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New England News
6:03 am
Mon April 8, 2013

Obama promoting gun legislation in Connecticut

President Barack Obama is trying to boost the chances of gun legislation that could be in jeopardy this week with a trip to the home state of the Sandy Hook Elementary School shooting.

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.

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.

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New England News
8:17 am
Mon April 1, 2013

Conn. bill provides immunity to security experts

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Connecticut lawmakers are considering a bill that would provide immunity from civil liability for school security consultants. 

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.

Many school districts have revisited their security plans following the Dec. 14 massacre at Sandy Hook Elementary School in Newtown.

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