Monday, December 17, 2012
All of the 20 children killed Friday were age 6 or 7.
Within hours of Friday’s mass shooting in Newton, CT, gun-control debates began raging across the country. The shooting left 27 people dead, including 20 children at Sandy Hook Elementary. The shooter, identified as 20-year-old Adam Lanza, was armed with an assault rifle and two semiautomatic pistols, according to Connecticut State Police Lt. Paul Vance. All of the weapons were registered to and legally owned by his mother, Nancy Lanza, who was found dead of multiple gunshot wounds at her home. In the days since the shootings, some Democrats in Congress have been pushing for more gun restrictions in the United States, including a ban on military-style assault weapons. While President Barack Obama has not specifically mentioned gun control…
Sunday, December 16, 2012
The Rev. Dai Morgan offers some perspective on Friday's mass shooting in Newtown, CT.
Sunday, December 16, 2012
By Rev. Dai Morgan When something occurs like the senseless shooting spree, this past Friday, at Sandy Hook Elementary School in Newtown, CT, one’s perspective of what is important changes. I have withdrawn my original piece for today’s Sunday Reflections column. Nothing else seems to have much significance after such a horrible event. I will use this opportunity to make an observation in regard to the shootings at Newtown. Though in my profession I am a user of words, in fact, I do not have a desire to say much. First, at this time, I don’t have much enthusiasm for writing. Second, as a matter of respect, so soon after the event, I don’t want to speak. Thirdly, beyond my visceral reaction and the preliminary details, I don’t know much. …
Friday, December 14, 2012
Local and state police in Newtown, CT, were called to an elementary school at about 9:30 this morning after a gunman opened fire at the school.
UPDATED: Connecticut police said Friday afternoon that 26 people, including 20 children, were killed at an elementary school after a gunman opened fire. Another adult was killed at a second location. The Scene Police in Newtown, CT, were called to the Sandy Hook School at about 9:30 a.m. after receiving a 911 call. They alerted Connecticut State Police and authorities began an active shooter investigation once they arrived at the school, according to Connecticut State Police spokesman Lt. Paul Vance. Authorities said the gunman was found dead inside the school. He was allegedly armed with four guns and a high-powered assault rifle. Authorities said during a press conference that they have retrieved three weapons from the scene. A parent …