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  1. New school opens at site of Sandy Hook shooting rampageRead the original story w/Photo

    14 hrs ago | Star Tribune

    About 400 students have returned to Sandy Hook Elementary School for the first time since a shooting rampage there killed 20 first-graders and six educators. A new 86,000-square-foot school opened Monday in Newtown, Connecticut.


  2. Gabby Giffords backs re-election bids of Sens. Toomey, KirkRead the original story w/Photo

    Monday Aug 22 | Star Tribune

    Former Democratic congresswoman Gabby Giffords is endorsing the re-election bids of Republicans U.S. Sen. Pat Toomey of Pennsylvania and U.S. Sen. Mark Kirk of Illinois, citing their votes on gun control. Giffords and her husband, Mark Kelly, made the endorsements in a Monday editorial on behalf of their organization, Americans for Responsible Solutions.


  3. Ex-Newtown teacher asks for probation in gun caseRead the original story w/Photo

    Sunday Aug 14 | Star Tribune

    A former Newtown, Connecticut, teacher accused of carrying a loaded pistol in school is asking a state judge to allow him into a probation program that could result in the charges being erased. Jason Adams is scheduled to appear in Danbury Superior Court on Tuesday for arguments on his application for accelerated rehabilitation.


  4. After mass shootings, cities take on the delicate task of rebuildingRead the original story w/Photo

    Saturday Aug 6 | Star Tribune

    Pulse wasn't built to be a memorial. It was built to be a nightclub, a shrine to cocktails and loud music with a dance floor and a patio, a temple of the living.


  5. Celebrity NewsRead the original story w/Photo

    Monday Aug 1 | Star Tribune

    Keegan-Michael Key, left, John Cena and Victoria Justice announced Hillary Clinton as the winner of the Rock the Vote results at the Teen Choice Awards. The actress was joined on stage at the fan-favorite ceremony by a group of teens related to shooting victims in such places as San Bernardino, Calif.; Newtown, Conn.; and Orlando.


  6. Charles Whitman unleashed 96 minutes of terror on U of Texas campus 50 years ago MondayRead the original story w/Photo

    Sunday Jul 31 | Star Tribune

    On Aug. 1, 1966, smoke rose from a sniper's gun as he fired from the tower of the University of Texas administration building in Austin. - On Aug. 1, 1966, Charles Whitman ascended the University of Texas clock tower with a trunk full of weapons and unleashed 96 minutes of terror that effectively became a template for mass shootings and aroused in the public a new sensitivity to the threat of violence in public spaces.


  7. AP Poll: Support grows among Americans for stricter gun lawsRead the original story w/Photo

    Jul 23, 2016 | Star Tribune

    Americans increasingly favor tougher gun laws by margins that have grown wider after a steady drumbeat of shootings in recent months, but they also are pessimistic that change will happen anytime soon, according to a new Associated Press-GfK poll. Nearly two-thirds of respondents expressed support for stricter laws, with majorities favoring nationwide bans on the sale of semi-automatic assault weapons such as the AR-15 and on the sale of high-capacity magazines holding 10 or more bullets.


  8. Bloodshed fills headlines, confronting public with anxietyRead the original story w/Photo

    Jul 18, 2016 | Star Tribune

    Orlando. Istanbul. Dallas. Nice. And now, again, Baton Rouge. Ever since a gunman opened fire on Florida nightclub goers five weeks ago, killing 49, we've been buffeted by images of bloodshed.


  9. In Dallas remarks, Obama will aim to make sense of shootingsRead the original story w/Photo

    Jul 10, 2016 | Star Tribune

    For President Barack Obama, the decision to return early from an overseas trip after a series of shocking shootings will prove to be easy compared to his next challenge: Comforting an America that has witnessed a rash of shootings. After arriving from Spain late Sunday, Obama will fly Tuesday to Dallas, the scene of the massacre of police officers that, on the heels of two caught-on-video police shootings, has emerged as a tipping point in the national debate about race and justice.


  10. Connecticut teacher resigns after gun possession chargeRead the original story w/Photo

    Jul 2, 2016 | Star Tribune

    A middle school teacher in Newtown, Connecticut, accused of carrying a loaded .45-caliber pistol in a holster inside the school has resigned. The teacher at Newtown Middle School was arrested on April 6 after police say he was seen with the pistol and detained by school security.


  11. Support the AMA as it pushes Congress on gun researchRead the original story w/Photo

    Jun 26, 2016 | Star Tribune

    The government's prohibition of funding research on a public safety issue that is costing thousands of Americans their lives cannot be justified by any reasonable train of thought. Since 1997, Congress has put in place a ban on funding research on gun violence by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.


  12. Why Democrats believe gun issue will win them votesRead the original story w/Photo

    Jun 25, 2016 | Star Tribune

    Nor was an assassination attempt on a lawmaker. But the massacre at the Pulse nightclub in Orlando, followed by Republican Donald Trump's calls for new firearms restrictions, have convinced Democrats that they can run and win on gun control this year.


  13. WNBA raises awareness, money for Orlando nightclub victimsRead the original story w/Photo

    Jun 24, 2016 | Star Tribune

    Breanna Stewart took the time before the Seattle Storm's game Friday night to write the names of the 49 victims of the Orlando shooting on her colorful shoes. The No.


  14. Proposal to cut Jordan's 'Cops in Schools' program stirs debateRead the original story w/Photo

    Jun 24, 2016 | Star Tribune

    The possible termination of Jordan's "Cops In Schools" program has left the west metro city debating how to protect young students. The City Council voted on Monday to continue a pared-down version of the program - reducing on-site officers from three to one - through the 2016-2017 school year while discussing how to fund alternatives.


  15. A look inside the world of gun enthusiastsRead the original story w/Photo

    Jun 18, 2016 | Star Tribune

    Mark Stevens, a promoter at the Forest Lake Sportsmen's Club, fired his AR-15 at targets during 3-gun league shooting at the club Wednesday night. Adam Maxwell was one of the quickest shooters in the first leg of the competition, smoothly firing off his shotgun and AR-15 rifle at a string of targets in 11 seconds.


  16. In wake of Orlando, Winfrey questions assault-weapon salesRead the original story w/Photo

    Jun 16, 2016 | Star Tribune

    Sunday's mass shooting at an Orlando nightclub that left at least 49 people dead had Oprah Winfrey asking questions instead of answering them Wednesday night. "What will be the number? What will be the number?" Winfrey inquired, tapping the chest of an AP reporter to emphasize her point.


  17. Newtown parents offer to settle lawsuit for $5.5M apieceRead the original story w/Photo

    Jun 14, 2016 | Star Tribune

    The parents of two children killed in the Sandy Hook Elementary School shooting massacre are offering to settle their wrongful death lawsuit against Newtown, Connecticut, and its school system for $5.5 million apiece. The parents of Jesse Lewis and Noah Pozner filed the settlement offers Monday in Danbury Superior Court.


  18. The media coverage: Finger-pointing, early and oftenRead the original story w/Photo

    Jun 13, 2016 | Star Tribune

    It was only about 10:50 a.m. on Sunday, and very little was known about exactly what had happened in Orlando - the death toll was still being given as 20 people - but that didn't seem to stop politicians and pundits from making some definitive statements, often in highly partisan terms. If you favored gun control, this was further evidence of the legislative failures to stop slaughter.


  19. Court document: Newtown teacher carried loaded gun in schoolRead the original story w/Photo

    Apr 19, 2016 | Star Tribune

    A Newtown teacher who was arrested on a weapon possession charge at the town's middle school is due to be arraigned. The teacher at Newtown Middle School was arrested on April 6 after police say he was seen with the pistol and detained by school security.


  20. 'Newtown' explores the aftermath of tragedy in a communityRead the original story w/Photo

    Jan 24, 2016 | Star Tribune

    In approaching a subject as sensitive as the Newtown, Connecticut shootings of December 14, 2012, in which 20 children and 6 educators were killed at Sandy Hook Elementary School, director Kim Snyder knew first what she didn't want to do. She didn't want to make it a portrait of a murderer.


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