Wednesday, December 19, 2012
It's your turn to share your thoughts on the media's coverage of the nation's latest mass shooting.
In the immediate aftermath of the shootings at an elementary school in Newtown, CT some people thought the news media coverage of the event was overkill, if not completely invasive. There was criticism of cable TV networks for interviewing kids coming out of the school following the massacre, and incorrect information was reported in the hours immediately following the news breaking. But others argue that it’s the job of the news media to be aggressive in telling these stories, and that the misinformation was only the results of erroneous information provide by officials. How would you rate the media coverage of the of the Sandy Hook Elementary shootings? Tell us in comments.
Tuesday, December 18, 2012
A list of the charities chosen by the families of the Sandy Hook Elementary School shooting in Newtown.
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Tuesday, December 18, 2012
Newtown, CT, began the process of saying goodbye this week to the victims of the horrific Dec. 14 shootings at Sandy Hook Elementary School, and it has seen an outpouring of offers of help from Maryland and other parts of the country. Read full Patch coverage on Newtown Patch, including an in-depth profile of the school's principal, Dawn Hochsprung, whom President Obama called a hero for her actions during the assault. If you want to help, below is a list of the charitable contributions identified by some of the victims' families. Charlotte Bacon: Christ the King Lutheran Church, 85 Mt. Pleasant Rd., Newtown, CT 06470. Daniel Barden: In lieu of flowers, donations may be made in Daniel's name to the Sandy Hook School Support Fund, c/o …
Shooting at Sandy Hook Elementary School has sparked broader debate over gun control and whether semi-automatic weapons should be banned.
The Sandy Hook shooting has opened a broader discussion over gun control and whether there should be tighter restrictions on semi-automatic weapons like the one used by shooter Adam Lanza. As Columbia Patch points out, citing an article from The Washington Post, current law bans fully automatic assault weapons, but semi-automatic assault weapons are legal, as well as high-capacity magazines. Since the shooting, Walmart stopped selling online the Bushmaster Patrolman's Carbine M4A3 Rifle, which is in the same family of firearms as the weapon Lanza used, The Huffington Post reports. Wheaton Patch is reporting that Dick's Sporting Goods has suspended the sale of "modern sporting rifles" at all of its stores. The shooting has sparked a …
Sunday, December 16, 2012
Friday's Connecticut school shooting weighed on the minds of those that gave their guns to police in Prince George's County.
Prince George's County Police and Laurel Police collected more than 150 guns Saturday during a buyback program in Laurel, The Washington Post reports. Residents handed guns over to law enforcement officials in exchange for gift cards. Though the program was planned before Friday's shooting at Sandy Hook Elementary School in Newtown, CT, many of those that turned weapons over to police said they didn't want the firearms to fall into the wrong hands, according to the paper. The massacre in Connecticut left 26 students and staff at the school dead, including 20 young children. Two previous gun buyback events in Prince George's County have collected more than 300 guns, police said. Read the full story at The Washington Post.