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March 15, 2019

Lawmakers Propose Resolution Against Arming Teachers

by Peter Urban | Mar 15, 2019 5:00am
Posted to: Congress | DC News Junkie | Education | Federal Budget | Public Health | Public Safety | Newtown

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WASHINGTON — U.S. Senator Chris Murphy and U.S. Representative Jahana Hayes on Thursday introduced resolutions to block federal funding from being used to arm school teachers.

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January 15, 2019

OP-ED | Like Sandy Hook Families, We All Must Fight for Truth in a World of Lies

by Barth Keck | Jan 15, 2019 6:00am
Posted to: Analysis | Child Welfare | Education | Media Matters | Opinion | Public Safety | Newtown

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At time when bullying and hate crimes are on the rise, score one for the good guys.

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December 10, 2018

OP-ED | Transparency Wins In Battle Over Sandy Hook Evidence

by Terry Cowgill | Dec 10, 2018 6:00am
Posted to: Analysis | Courts | FOIA | Law Enforcement | Media Matters | Opinion | Public Health | Public Safety | Transparency | Newtown | Privacy

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From Charles Manson to Richard Speck to Stephen Paddock, America’s fascination with its mass killers is almost boundless. It is clearly a human instinct to learn as much about the most violent among us as we can.

Is it morbid curiosity or a yearning to know as much as possible about the perpetrators so that we can see warning signs and prevent mass killings in the future? Are the media guilty of sensationalizing tragedy when we publish detailed information about gunmen like Adam Lanza?

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December 6, 2018

Gun Safety Advocates See Gains in Congress

by Peter Urban | Dec 6, 2018 3:29pm
Posted to: Child Welfare | Civil Liberties | Congress | 5th CD | DC News Junkie | Law Enforcement | Public Health | Public Safety | Newtown

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WASHINGTON — Encouraged by mid-term election gains, gun safety advocates say there will be action in the next Congress to enact “sensible” gun safety legislation that has eluded them since the slaughter six years ago of 20 first graders and six educators at Sandy Hook Elementary School in Newtown.

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September 7, 2018

OP-ED | Schools Need Support and Compassion, Not DeVos’ Guns

by Barth Keck | Sep 7, 2018 4:00am
Posted to: Analysis | Child Welfare | Congress | Education | Opinion | Public Health | Public Safety | Burlington | Newtown | West Hartford | Windsor

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U.S Secretary of Education Betsy DeVos decided late this summer to allow schools to use taxpayer dollars to buy guns for teachers. Senator Chris Murphy responded with an amendment to the 2019 appropriations bill to halt DeVos’ idea.

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August 12, 2018

Parkland Students Meet Newtown Students

by Christine Stuart | Aug 12, 2018 6:23pm
Posted to: Child Welfare | Civil Liberties | Election 2018 | Public Health | Public Safety | Newtown

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NEWTOWN, CT — It was the last stop on the March for Our Lives tour and it was a chance for the Newtown students to meet the Parkland students and talk about the movement that united them.

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May 25, 2018

OP-ED | Conspiracy Theory Thinking has Poisoned Politics

by Susan Bigelow | May 25, 2018 5:30am
Posted to: Analysis | Civil Liberties | Courts | Law Enforcement | Legal | Media Matters | Opinion | Newtown

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Radio host Alex Jones has for years spread a vile conspiracy theory that the 2012 mass shooting of innocent elementary school students and teachers in Newtown was some kind of hoax. In response, the families of six of the murdered children and teachers are taking Jones to court. Good — I think.

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May 11, 2018

DC NEWS JUNKIE | Team 26 Returns to Capitol

by Peter Urban | May 11, 2018 5:30am
Posted to: Agriculture | US Foreign Policy | Civil Liberties | Congress | DC News Junkie | Federal Budget | Military Spending | National Security | White House | Newtown | Manufacturing Sector

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Monte Frank and the rest of Team 26 rolled up to the U.S. Capitol this week, completing an annual 400-mile cycling trek to memorialize the twenty children and six educators killed at Sandy Hook Elementary School on Dec. 14, 2012.

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April 30, 2018

OP-ED | Sandy Hook Parents Say ‘Enough Is Enough’ with Infowars Lawsuit

by Barth Keck | Apr 30, 2018 5:30am
Posted to: Analysis | Child Welfare | Courts | Ethics | Media Matters | Opinion | Public Health | Public Safety | Newtown

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Losing a child in a horrific event like the December 2012 Sandy Hook School shooting causes unimaginable grief and suffering. Add to that pain the incessant rantings of conspiracy theorists, who claim the entire scenario was staged to promote a gun-control agenda, and the incident becomes farcical, surreal, unbearable.

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March 24, 2018

Teens Lead March For More Gun Regulations

by Christine Stuart and Jack Kramer | Mar 24, 2018 3:36pm
Posted to: Child Welfare | Civil Liberties | Congress | Election 2018 | Public Health | Public Safety | State Capitol | Newtown

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HARTFORD, CT — Thousands rallied at the state Capitol Saturday in one of hundreds of marches across the country to demand more gun-control measures.

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