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The Sandy Hook Parents Are Suing the Gunmaker Behind the AR-15

"I am looking at anything that can be done to prevent this from happening to another family."

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A Small City in Belgium Is Helping the Mentally Ill in a Way the U.S. Needs to See

To tackle its mental health problems, the U.S. should think outside of the box.
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Arkansas Arming Teachers is a Terrible Idea

Starting this fall teachers in an Arkansas school district will be able to carry concealed handguns to school every day, but it won't make students safer.

Kermit Gosnell Is to Abortion As Adam Lanza Is to Guns — An Outlier

Both men horrifically abused a fundamental freedom. Let's not let them become straw men in our national discussion
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Boston Marathon Bombings: Media Failed Us With Many False Reports

After the Boston Marathon tragedy, the media gave us false information, in turn perpetuating stereotypes and prejudice against the Muslim American community.
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Does Media Violence Cause Real Violence? A Definitive Guide

Does violent media cause violence in real life? Countless studies have come to countless different conclusions, making it increasingly difficult to enact effective policy. So who is right?

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After Newtown Shooting, the Gun Control Debate Has Become a Discussion to Nowhere

America turned its attention to the gun debate following a sensasionalized story, and now the story's not going away (like most sensasionalized stories do).
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Did Adam Lanza Have More Ammo in His House Than An Entire Marine Squad? No

Reports have recently highlighted the amount of ammunition in the Lanza household. When compared to average hunters and military squadrons, though, this ammo count is low.
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Adam Lanza, Newtown Shooter, Fired 155 Bullets in 5 Minutes

State's Attorney Stephen J. Sedensky III says that three Samurai swords, an NRA certificate and a holiday card from his mom containing a check to buy a firearm, were found in Lanza's home.
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Colorado Gun Control: Why Governor Hickenlooper Shouldn't Sign It Into Law

Even though recent mass shootings are fresh in our minds, such tragedies should not lead to bad legislation written without understanding the potential consequences for law abiding citizens.
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Adam Lanza Sandy Hook Shooting: Killer Plotted For Years

Connecticut police discovered a 7-foot-long, 4-foot-wide spreadsheet with names, body counts and weapons from mass murders in the past, proving that the Sandy Hook shooting was planned for years.

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Gun Control Debate: Shootings Should Compel Obama to Take Action Now

Innocent people have become little more than target practice. President Obama needs to issue an executive order immediately to curb gun violence in America.
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Gun Control Facts: Assault Weapons Ban Would Have No Impact On Gun Deaths

Sen. Dianne Feinstein's proposed assault weapons ban and magazine restrictions would likely have no impact on mass shootings or gun crime: here's why.
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'Raising Adam Lanza' Documentary Offers More Insight Into Sandy Hook Shooter

'Raising Adam Lanza,' a 'Hartford Courant'/PBS documentary airing tonight, offers more insights into the live of the accused Sandy Hook Elementary mass shooter.
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Gun Control Debate: Why it Makes Sense To Put Armed Security Guards In Schools

In the wake of Sandy Hook, many people laughed at the NRA's proposal to put armed security guards in schools. But to not do so is irresponsible, naive, and dangerous.
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Sandy Hook Conspiracy Theories Harm Libertarian Movement

Libertarians' eagerness to embrace conspiracy theories of the Sandy Hook shooting is another example of misguided rush to judgments and distractions from more important issues.

Adam Lanza Committed "Digital Suicide" Before Sandy Hook Rampage

The Newtown shooter, who destroyed his computer's hard drive before killing 20 children and 8 adults (including self), practically didn't exist in the "offline" world.
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Adam Lanza and James Holmes Copycat Shooters Are the Result of One Thing: The Media

The country’s problem is not video games, movies, or flimsy gun laws. The problem is the media hype.
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Bowe Cleveland: Taft School Shooting Victim in Induced Coma

Science teacher Ryan Heber courageously talked an unidentified 16-year-old Taft High School student into surrendering his gun after this shot alleged bully Bowe Cleveland.
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Adam Lanza's Brain Shows Nothing Unusual, Says Autopsy

The brain of the 20-year-old Sandy Hook Elementary mass shooter shows "nothing unusual" says Connecticut's Dr. Carver. However, results of a full toxicological exam could take several more weeks.
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Can the James Holmes and Adam Lanza Shootings Be Linked to ADHD?

There have been killings in schools in the past, but these mass shootings started popping up at the end of the 90’s, which can be followed with the rise of ADHD drug use across the country.

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Adam Lanza: If He Had Lived, Would Connecticut Rethink Its Death Penalty Stance?

In light of the James Holmes trial, one wonders what would happen to Adam Lanza had he lived. In Connecticut, the death penalty was repealed in March 2012. Would his crime change their minds?
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Gun Control Debate: Do Stand Your Ground Laws Increase Murder Rates?

A recent NPR special argues that Stand Your Ground laws, brought to national attention in the Trayvon Martin case, increase murder rates. But this argument is really about gun control.
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Obama Gun Control Could Actually Produce Results

The NRA will meet with Vice President Joe Biden this week to discuss methods of preventing gun violence - just a year after the pro-gun group refused to. Can they find common ground?
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Adam Lanza Wore Earplugs While Shooting His Victims at Sandy Hook Elementary

The Sandy Hook Elementary mass shooter might have used the earplugs to muffle the children's screams, or as a habit developed from shooting at gun ranges.
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James Holmes and Adam Lanza: Will They Change America's Gun Culture Forever?

2012 witnessed the tragic incidents caused by the actions of Adam Lanza and James Holmes; but will these incidents change gun control forever? Sadly, it’s unlikely and here’s why.

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James Holmes and Adam Lanza: Their DNA May Hold Clues On What Makes a Mass Shooter

University of Connecticut researchers plan to study Newtown shooter Adam Lanza's DNA in a search for a genetic factor for violence. But these efforts are unlikely to prevent the next shooter.
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Joe Arpaio Wants Armed Posses at Schools: Why Arizona Sheriff's Plan is Not the Answer

Sheriff Arpaio is eager to to put a group of volunteers on guard at local schools, but is this the approach we should be taking? Our energies be better spent elsewhere.
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James Holmes and Adam Lanza: Did The Second Amendment Help Them Commit Their Massacres?

For the past several years, we have chipped away at our unalienable rights in favor of security. Is it time to go a step further? How far are we willing to go to stop the next Adam Lanza?
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U.S. Has 5% of the World's Population, But Owns 50% of the World's Guns

It never has been about guns. Not even Columbine. Simmering just beneath the surface of public debate is a much more troubling political issue than gun control.