Connecticut School Shooting

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Dealers: Gun Sales Driven Up In Pennsylvania Amid Fears Of Crackdown

Pennsylvanians are lining up to buy firearms in the aftermath of the Connecticut school shootings, but dealers say gun owners’ anxiety over a potential gun-control crackdown was driving up sales before the Sandy Hook massacre.

12/19/2012

(UCC Bishop Dwayne Royster addresses the gathering of clergy near 6th and Race Streets.  Credit: Pat Loeb)

Philadelphia Area Clergy Rally Against Gun Violence

“I think and hope we may finally be at a tipping point,” said Rabbi David Strauss. “The American people, I believe, have been aroused by this ongoing, senseless slaughter.”

12/19/2012

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Daughter Of Slain Newtown School Psychologist Remembers ‘Hero’ Mother

“She went after him; she saved adults and children,” said Salem High School music teacher Maura Schwartz.

12/18/2012

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Amish Community Affected By 2006 School Shooting In Pa. Writing Letters To Newtown Parents

Members of the Amish community where a gunman killed five girls in a one-room schoolhouse in 2006 are writing letters to reach out in sympathy to parents in Newtown, Conn.

12/18/2012

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Dick’s Sporting Goods Store To Suspend Sales Of Certain Guns After Newtown Massacre

A statement posted on Dick’s website expresses sympathy for the victims’ families. It says sales of modern sporting rifles will be suspended during “this time of national mourning.”

12/18/2012

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Poll Shows Spike In Support For Tougher Gun Laws After Connecticut School Shooting

Since the tragedy unfolded in Newtown Connecticut, gun control has been in the news. Now there is the very first indication of changes in public opinion.

12/18/2012

Gun enthusiasts come and go at a gun show at the Greater Philadelphia Expo Center. (credit: Pat Loeb)

Analyst Sees Little Support For Stronger Gun Laws In Pa.

A prominent political analyst does not see the tragedy in Connecticut as likely to produce major movement toward gun control laws in Pennsylvania.

12/18/2012

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Candlelight Vigil Held At Bucks County School For Newtown Shooting Victims

One by one teachers at Herbert Hoover Elementary School read off the names of the children and staff killed in Newtown.

12/17/2012

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Mourners Gather To Remember Mother Of South Jersey Teacher Killed In CT School Shooting

A vigil in the city of Salem on Monday evening included prayers for Salem High School choir director and music teacher Maura Schwartz and her family.

12/17/2012

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Health: Asperger Syndrome

The shooter in Connecticut is reported to have a neurological condition called Asperger’s syndrome. It’s on the autism spectrum, people with Asperger’s are usually very smart, but they have difficulties with social skills, and can have odd behaviors. Experts say while it’s often misunderstood, it’s not linked to violence.

12/17/2012

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NJ Lawmaker Thinks Time For Assault Weapon Ban Has Come

US senator Bob Menendez (D-NJ) believes there is growing support for reinstating a national ban on assault weapons.

12/17/2012

(Ty Diaz is kissed by his mother Yvette at a memorial down the street from the Sandy Hook School in Newtown, Conn. on Sunday.   Credit: Spencer Platt/ Getty Images)

Area Parents Wrestling With What To Tell, Or Not Tell, Their Children

“They know what’s going on,” one mother says. “You try to explain that things happen, but you try and explain at the same time all the people who came to help.”

12/17/2012

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Police Commissioner Charles Ramsey Calls For Ban On Assault Weapons, Help For Mentally Ill

Commissioner Ramsey sees a definite need for tighter gun control laws, especially military assault weapons like the rifle that was used in Newtown, Connecticut.

12/17/2012

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Moments Of Silence Around NFL For Shooting Victims

Stadiums around the NFL had moments of silence for Sandy Hook victims.

12/17/2012

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Newtown Plans Burials As School’s Future Debated

A grieving Connecticut town braced itself Monday to bury the first two of the 20 small victims of an elementary school gunman and debated when classes could resume—and where, given the carnage in the building and the children’s associations with it.

12/17/2012

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