Sandy Hook Elementary School
Bells tolled 26 times to honor the children and educators killed one year ago in a shooting rampage at Sandy Hook Elementary School as local churches held memorial services and President Barack Obama observed a moment of silence.
Francine Lobis Wheeler, a native of the Philadelphia suburbs, asked the Pa. House Judiciary Committee to subject the sale of long guns by private sellers to background checks.
The Connecticut prosecutor leading the investigation into the Newtown school shooting says the gunman killed the 26 victims and took his own life within five minutes of shooting his way into the building.
Mayor Nutter says the Sandy Hook Principles, modeled on the “Sullivan Principles” that helped force an end to apartheid in South Africa, are designed to make the gun industry behave better.
Pennsylvania governor Tom Corbett asked that a moment of silence be taken in Pennsylvania to honor the victims of the mass school shooting in Newtown, Connecticut Friday morning.
In the wake of the tragedy in Connecticut, it is clear that this nation needs to reform its gun laws and a number of other needs now.
“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.”
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.
Carmen Lobis, of Delaware County, will never get tired of talking about his grandson. 6-year-old Benjamin Wheeler was one of the victim’s of the Sandy Hook Elementary School shooting.
He spoke for a nation in sorrow, but the slaughter of all those little boys and girls left President Barack Obama, like so many others, reaching for words. Alone on a spare stage after the worst single day of his presidency, the commander in chief was a parent in grief.
A gun show in Montgomery County drew a huge crowd on Sunday, despite calls for stricter gun control after a shooting rampage at an elementary school in Newtown, Connecticut.