Sandy Hook School Shooting

On December 14, 2012, one of America's most tragic incidents of gun violence took place. A lone gunman, 20-year-old Adam Lanza, broke into Sandy Hook Elementary School in Newtown, Connecticut and murdered 26 people, including 20 children, before killing himself. It is the second deadliest school shooting in the United States. The tragedy reignited the nation's long-standing debate over gun control and a ban on assault weapons.

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Commentary: Their Voices Call Out to Us

It’s time for greater investments in mental health services and commonsense gun control.

News: Marking the One-Year Anniversary of the Newtown Shooting

Obama honors the memory of 26 victims. (12/16/2013)

Commentary: A Grim Anniversary of a Massacre and Its Aftermath

A year after the killings in Newtown, Connecticut, there has been national discussion on gun violence, with mixed results.

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