Newtown School Shooting

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Ex-Marine cites rationale for supporting gun rights

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Around midday, Maureen Gard took a break from watching the political process play out on closed-circuit television nearby to remember growing up in Chicago as the daughter of a police officer. Her father, she says, instilled in her at an early age a tremendous respect for guns. “In my household, a gun was a protection unit,” […] [Read More]
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Enthusiast recalls troubling encounter

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For one gun enthusiast, the seed was planted in the mid-90s. That was around the time that Josh’s family moved to Goshen (like most of his cohorts, he did not want his last name used). He says that he was a senior in high school and he was trying to help a female friend who […] [Read More]
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‘Carrying a gun is not a license to hurt someone’

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Theodore Antonities is more tempered in his critique of the impending legislation than most card-carrying NRA members. A former naval radar intercept officer, was raised in a gun-friendly household in New York state. For Antonities, of Ridgefield, preserving the right to bear arms is tantamount to adequately protecting one’s family. Or as he put it: […] [Read More]
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‘I was born free and I’m going to die that way’

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“The bad guy ain’t going to give up his guns,” said Rick, a refrain that was echoed throughout the early morning. “And if you don’t believe me watch ‘Gangland’ on Spike TV.” As an example, he pointed to Chicago where gun violence has precipitously risen despite some of the country’s most stringent gun laws. The Bristol […] [Read More]
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Report: Westboro Baptist Church plans to protest

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Members of the Westboro Baptist Church, who regularly protest military funerals (and often show up in the wake of similarly tragic events) announced Saturday that they plan to protest President Obama’s scheduled visit to Newtown today. Several members of the church took to Twitter to broadcast their intentions, including one who posted that she will […] [Read More]
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Presser notes

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UPDATE, 12:09 a.m.: In his press briefing this morning, Vance said that Lanza “was not voluntarily let into the school,” indicating that the shooter forcibly made his way inside. Parents and community members have said that the school does have a security system in place, so the question remains about how (and where) the shooter managed […] [Read More]
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