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  • Snapshot: Majority in U.S. Now Oppose Ban on Assault...

    9 hrs ago | via Gallup.com 

    Americans' support for a ban on semi-automatic guns in the U.S. has dropped eight percentage points from a year ago, when opinions were more evenly divided after the mass shooting in Las Vegas. Last year's measure was unusually high for the trend over the past several years; the current 40% is back to within a few points of where it was between 2011 and 2016.

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  • Former Newtown educators said they did everything th...

    Yesterday | via News Times 

    Educators did everything they could to meet the needs of the troubled youth who went on to massacre 20 first-graders and six adults at Sandy Hook School in 2012, according to a new report. Educators did everything they could to meet the needs of the troubled youth who went on to massacre 20 first-graders and six adults at Sandy Hook School in 2012, according to a new report.

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  • Man Assaults Officer With Vehicle During Pursuit, Po...

    Wednesday | via The Fairfield Daily Voice 

    A Newtown Police officer was injured earlier this month while attempting to apprehend a man in what began as a routine traffic stop. The incident unfolded on Sunday, Oct. 7, when Newtown officers attempted to stop John Paul Suero of Danbury for having license plates that did not match the vehicle, the department said in a press release.

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  • Six in 10 Americans Support Stricter Gun Laws

    Wednesday | via Gallup.com 

    Sixty-one percent of Americans favor stricter laws on the sale of firearms, down modestly from March, when 67% said this shortly after the Parkland, Florida, school shooting on Feb. 14. The current reading is similar to the 60% measured last fall after the Las Vegas mass shooting. Along with March, it reflects the highest percentage to favor tougher firearms laws in two or more decades. 1 comment

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  • Gosnell: The Serial Killer the Media Ignore

    Wednesday | via American Thinker 

    Kermit Gosnell was a Philadelphia doctor who was charged with seven counts of first-degree murder and one count of third-degree murder for killing seven babies who survived his abortions and a woman who died after a botched painkiller injection. As Investor's Business Daily noted at the time of his trial, comparing what went on at Gosnell's clinic to the school shooting in Newtown, Connecticut: Whether one is pro-life or pro-choice, there ought to be agreement that a squirming infant on a table outside the mother's womb is as worthy of protection from harm as children in classrooms in a school in Connecticut.

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  • Danbury man accused of - almost crushing' cop with s...

    Tuesday | via News Times 

    John Paul Suero, of Danbury, was charged with engaging police in a pursuit, reckless driving, improper use of marker/license/registration, failure to display plates, unsafe movement of stopped vehicle, first-degree larceny, assault on a public safety officer, first-degree reckless endangerment, interfering with an officer/resisting and sixth-degree larceny. John Paul Suero, of Danbury, was charged with engaging police in a pursuit, reckless driving, improper use of marker/license/registration, failure to display plates, unsafe movement of stopped vehicle, A photo of police taking John Paul Suero, of Danbury, into custody on Saturday, Oct. 13, 2018.

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  • Newtown PD: Man accused of - almost crushing' cop wi...

    Tuesday Oct 16 | via News Times 

    John Paul Suero, of Danbury, was charged with engaging police in a pursuit, reckless driving, improper use of marker/license/registration, failure to display plates, unsafe movement of stopped vehicle, first-degree larceny, assault on a public safety officer, first-degree reckless endangerment, interfering with an officer/resisting and sixth-degree larceny. John Paul Suero, of Danbury, was charged with engaging police in a pursuit, reckless driving, improper use of marker/license/registration, failure to display plates, unsafe movement of stopped vehicle, A photo of police taking John Paul Suero, of Danbury, into custody on Saturday, Oct. 13, 2018.

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  • Kavanaugh appointment could impact S.A.F.E. Act

    Monday Oct 15 | via Albany Times Union 

    Having just barely survived Senate confirmation, Justice Brett Kavanaugh is now in position to tilt the Supreme Court to the right on a variety of issues - including a possible rollback of New York's assault-weapons ban. But the 2008 ruling, authored by conservative champion Justice Antonin Scalia who died suddenly in 2016, also said Second Amendment rights are "not unlimited."

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  • David Hogg and other panelists address gun violence ...

    Sunday Oct 14 | via Boston.com 

    Ritchy Rinchet and David Hogg were part of a HUBweek conversation Sunday at Faneuil Hall centered around youth activism and ending gun violence. A panel of activists, including Parkland shooting survivor David Hogg, said Sunday that the next steps in solving the national gun violence crisis hinges on two things: funding research on gun-related deaths, and whom the voters choose to elect in the Nov. 6 midterm elections.

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  • 4 men killed in shooting at child's birthday party i...

    Sunday Oct 14 | via NBC29 

    Guards and inmates at the institution are on the same side of a legal fight against the st... Guards and inmates at a Connecticut prison are on the same side of a legal fight against the state over radon. TAFT, Texas - An argument at a toddler's birthday party in South Texas escalated into a shooting that left four men dead and a fifth man wounded, authorities said Sunday.

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  • More than 100 films featured at 19th Woodstock Film ...

    Saturday Oct 13 | via Myrtle Beach Online 

    The 19th Woodstock Film Festival is underway in the Hudson Valley, with more than 100 films, panel discussions and special events. The documentary "Lessons from a School Shooting: Notes from Dunblane" will be shown Saturday afternoon at the Woodstock Playhouse.

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  • New Domestic Violence Report Finds More Than 525 Wom...

    Saturday Oct 13 | via World News Report 

    If you or someone you know needs help or a safe place, contact the National Domestic Violence Hotline at 1-800-799-SAFE / EIN News / -- Washington, D.C., Oct. 12, 2018 -- As the country marks Domestic Violence Awareness Month, and ahead of the National Week of Action, a new report highlights that 1 in 3 women and 1 in 4 men have been the victim of physical violence or stalking by an intimate partner. Many of these domestic violence cases result in a shooting, with one out of every three women murdered in 2016 being killed by an intimate partner with a gun.

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  • EMS to train churches to - stop the bleed'

    Saturday Oct 13 | via The McDuffie Progress 

    A trauma or life-threatening emergency may happen anywhere and McDuffie County EMS wants citizens to know how the stop bleeding of the injured until help arrives. McDuffie County Fire and EMS wants everyone to know how to save help a life.

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  • Flags to be lowered in honor of fallen firefighters

    Sunday Oct 7 | via Darien News-Review 

    The large flag at the main intersection in Newtown, Conn. remains at half staff Dec. 20th, 2012, in honor of the twenty students killed in the mass shooting at Sandy Hook Elementary School last Friday.

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  • Sandy Hook survivor relives school shooting for CNY ...

    Friday Oct 5 | via The Post-Standard 

    A former Sandy Hook Elementary School teacher today shared with Central New York educators what she did when her normal Friday morning routine was interrupted by rapid fire gunshots on Dec. 14, 2012. "I knew that something very evil was in imminent proximity to my students and myself," said Kaitlin Roig-DeBellis, a former first grade teacher at Sandy Hook.

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  • Gun Control Discussed At Conversation In Glastonbury

    Wednesday Oct 3 | via The Hartford Courant 

    Tommy Murray, co-chairman of the Junior Newtown Action Alliance, told the story of what it was like to be a sixth grader in Newtown on Dec. 14, 2012. Tommy Murray, co-chairman of the Junior Newtown Action Alliance, told the story of what it was like to be a sixth grader in Newtown on Dec. 14, 2012.

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  • Norwalk Man Charged In Stalking Incident

    Monday Oct 1 | via The Newtown Bee 

    On September 28, Newtown police arrested Francesco Gurnari, 20, of Norwalk, on a stalking charge. On September 14, Gurnari was arrested by Monroe police on a public indecency charge.

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  • Newtown PD: Norwalk man followed female around town,...

    Friday Sep 28 | via Connecticut Post 

    Newtown, Conn., police charged Francesco Gurnari, 20, of Norwalk, with stalking and breach of peace when he turned himself in on an active warrant for his arrest on Sept. 28, 2018.

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  • San Diego students team with The Sandy Hook Promise ...

    Thursday Sep 27 | via KFMB-am 

    Three local high schools had unique opportunities to receive special training from The Sandy Hook Promise's" Start With Hello" program which is helping students better connect and notice certain behaviors. The Sandy Hook Promise is a national non-profit based in Newtown, Connecticut led by family members whose loved ones were killed in the tragic mass shooting at Sandy Hook Elementary School.

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  • On Hallowed Ground: Guns at Kent State

    Thursday Sep 27 | via Counterpunch 

    The three defining events of the Vietnam War era, from my point of view, were the massacre at My Lai in Vietnam and the massacres of students at Kent State University by members of the Ohio National Guard on May 4, 1970, and the murders by police of students at Jackson State. At Kent State, Allison Krause, Jeffrey Miller, Sandra Scheuer, and William Schroeder were killed.

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