HARTFORD, Conn. (AP) — Volunteers have archived thousands of letters, cards and children's artwork that flooded into Newtown, Conn., following last year's massacre at Sandy Hook Elementary School.
The town kept everything. Some of it was preserved in its original form. Others were documented in photos or turned into recycled material that officials hope can be used in the foundation of a new school or to construct a permanent memorial for the 26 shooting victims.
A report on the Newtown school shooting in Connecticut says that the gunman had an obsession with mass murders but that investigators did not discover any evidence he had indicated to others an intention to carry out such a crime.
The summary of the investigation by Connecticut State's Attorney Stephen Sedensky says Adam Lanza was obsessed in particular with the April 1999 shootings at Columbine High School in Colorado.
The report on the Dec. 14 massacre of 20 children and six adults says the question of Lanza's motive may never be answered conclusively.
Investigators are planning to release a long-awaited report on the Sandy Hook Elementary School shooting in Connecticut.
The summary report by the lead investigator could provide some of the first official answers to questions about the history of the gunman and the police response to one of the worst school shootings in American history.
The Dec. 14 shooting plunged the small New England community into mourning and led states across the country to re-evaluate gun laws.
Massachusetts Governor Deval Patrick is again appealing to lawmakers to approve his sweeping gun control bill.
Patrick is planning to testify before a hearing of the Public Safety Committee at the Statehouse today.
The committee has been holding hearings on nearly 60 gun-related bills across the state this summer.
Patrick's legislation would tighten access to high-powered rounds of ammunition, create four new types of firearms-related crimes and mandate that buyers undergo background checks before purchasing weapons at gun shows.
Texas Gov. Rick Perry is courting Connecticut gun manufacturers, extolling the tax policies and regulatory climate of his state.
Perry spent time Monday shooting at a firing range at Colt Manufacturing Co., touring plants and meeting privately with company owners and other businesses. Some gun makers have threatened to leave Connecticut since the state passed new gun-control laws this year in response to the Sandy Hook Elementary School massacre.