Friday, December 21, 2012
"The only thing that stops a bad guy with a gun is a good guy with a gun," the NRA's Wayne LaPierre said.
The National Rifle Association broke its weeklong silence following the horrific shooting of 26 people at a school in Newtown, CT, and called Friday for a surge of gun-carrying "good guys" around American schools. NRA Executive Vice President Wayne LaPierre called for a new kind of American domestic security revolving around armed civilians, arguing that "the only thing that stops a bad guy with a gun is a good guy with a gun." "We care about our president, so we protect him with armed Secret Service agents," LaPierre said at a morning press conference in Washington, DC. "Members of Congress work in offices surrounded by Capitol Police officers. Yet, when it comes to our most beloved, innocent, and vulnerable members of the American …
The dreadful shooting at Sandy Hook Elementary in Newtown, CT, happened a week ago.
A National Moment of Silence was observed across the country Friday morning to honor the victims of the Sandy Hook Elementary shooting. As you spent that five minutes in silence, what did you think about? Did you pray? Did you cry? Was your mind on guns laws? Mental illness? During that moment of silence, could you fully take in the horror of what happened to the innocents that day? Or did you concentrate on the healing that needs to follow? This national tragedy has brought out heart-wrenching emotions. What are you thinking about and feeling today? Please share your thoughts in our comments section. Your thoughts might reach someone who feels the same and needs to see those feelings put into words.
Thursday, December 20, 2012
Our Patches across the country will take part in a Web Moment of Silence on Friday, and Gov. Tom Corbett has requested that state residents pause to remember those lost last week.
Gov. Tom Corbett has asked for a statewide moment of silence at 9:30 a.m. Friday, and Patches across the country will join in a Web Moment of Silence to remember the victims of the shooting at Sandy Hook Elementary School in Newtown, CT. The moment of silence was requested by Connecticut Gov. Dannel Malloy, who issued a proclamation calling on the citizens of Connecticut to observe Dec. 21, 2012, as a day of mourning. Malloy sent a letter to all the nation's governors asking them to observe a moment of silence in remembrance of the fallen. Patch sites across the country will mark the tragedy at 9:30 a.m. EST. Among other sites taking part in the Web Moment of Silence are AOL, Adobe, Foursquare, Hacker News, Duke University Jawbone, …
Tuesday, December 18, 2012
In wake of the Sandy Hook Elementary mass shooting, Dick's Sporting Goods also has removed all guns from the store closest to Newtown, CT.
In the wake of the mass shooting at Sandy Hook Elementary, two major retailers are pulling the plug on sales of certain semi-automatic weapons nationwide. Dick’s Sporting Goods, one of the largest sporting goods retailers in the world, has suspended sales of some semi-automatic rifles from all stores. The company, which is headquartered in Moon Township, also has removed all guns from its chain closest to Newtown, CT. In a statement, the store said it ordered the move out of respect for the victims and families of Newtown. Friday’s shooting left 20 children, all between the ages of 6 and 7, and six adults dead. “We are extremely saddened by the unspeakable tragedy that occurred last week in Newtown, CT, and our hearts go out to the …