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Group pushes for Adam Lanza’s drug history

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Saying the public should know more about whether psychiatric drugs motivate homicidal behavior, a New York-based group is appealing to the full panel of Connecticut’s Freedom of Information Commission to obtain the post-mortem records and drug history for the teenager who killed 26 people at Sandy Hook Elementary School ten months ago. The group, AbleChild, contends […] [Read More]

Gun-control foe Cruz has ‘cordial’ phone conversation with daughter of slain Sandy Hook principal, agrees to disagree on gun control

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@sentedcruz because she was gunned down in Sandy Hook.I DESERVE TO BE HEARD! — Erica Lafferty (@E_Laffs2) April 9, 2013 Erica Lafferty will be heard. The 27-year-daughter of slain Sandy Hook Elementary School principal Dawn Lafferty Hochsprung may not have the money to come to Washington to lobby for gun-control legislation. So she’s using a […] [Read More]

President Obama responds to petitions calling for gun control, says he believes in second amendment

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“I can’t do it alone. I need your help,” Obama told Americans who signed the petitions demanding that the White House tackle the issues of gun control and mental health care. [Read More]

In the aftermath of Newtown shooting, Rick Perry warns about a ‘knee-jerk reaction’ for gun control

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Texas Gov. Rick Perry, speaking to a Tea Party gathering, warned about “a knee-jerk reaction” from the federal government to the Sandy Hook elementary school shooting, reports NBC. “One of the things that I hope we don’t want to see from the federal government is a knee-jerk reaction from Washington, D.C., when there is an [...] [Read More]

As nationwide debate about gun control heats up, NRA goes silent (updated)

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The National Rifle Associated, NRA, has stayed silent ever since the news of Friday’s events broke. [Read More]

Rep. Gohmert says teachers packing heat — not gun control — is the way to go

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“And to face facts are that every time guns have been allowed, concealed-carry has been allowed, the crime rate has gone down,” said Gohmert. [Read More]

Rush Limbaugh: Liberals already hatching a plan to blame Newtown shooting on conservatives, Republicans

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Even as details about the Sandy Hook elementary school shooting are still emerging, Rush Limbaugh claims that the shooting will be used by liberals to attack conservatives, second amendment and Republicans, reports Real Clear Politics. “It is terrible, incomprehensible but I’m going to tell you something – as we sit here at this very moment, [...] [Read More]

Thousands immediately petition White House to address gun control, mental health

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Six petitions have been started on the White House’s website today calling for the president to address issues related to mass shootings. All the petitions had at least a hundred signatures as of 4 p.m., one garnered more than 4,000. [Read More]

Latest updates from the deadly shooting in Newtown, Connecticut (Updated)

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