Gun Debate

  • December 17, 2012   BY Christina Bellantoni and Terence Burlij  

    President Obama attends Sunday’s vigil at Newtown High School in Connecticut for families of victims of the Sandy Hook Elementary School shooting. Photo by Kevin Lamarque/Reuters. “We as a nation, we are left with some hard questions.” President Obama addressed … Continue reading

  • December 16, 2012   BY Hari Sreenivasan  

    PBS NewsHour correspondent Hari Sreenivasan talks to Adam Lanza’s former classmate in a Google Hangout. NEWTOWN, Conn. — Kyle Kromberg, a junior at Endicott College, took three years of Latin in high school with Adam Lanza, the man police say … Continue reading

  • December 16, 2012   BY Hari Sreenivasan  

    NEWTOWN, Conn. — Dr. Jeannie V. Pasacreta is a psychologist and resident of Newtown. She helps people deal with trauma, stress and even teaches others how to recognize the signs. She offered the following advice to parents on recognizing behavioral … Continue reading

  • December 16, 2012   BY Hari Sreenivasan  

    A sign at a business located in Newtown, Conn., the site of the mass shooting Friday at Sandy Hook Elementary School. Photos by Hari Sreenivasan/PBS NewsHour. DANBURY, Conn. — I realize it has been a while since I’ve traveled to … Continue reading

  • December 14, 2012   BY Travis Daub  

    Today’s shootings in Connecticut have given rise to many discussions online about violence, guns and school safety. President Obama did not discuss gun control during his statement today, but he did promise “meaningful action.” NBC’s David Gregory posed this question … Continue reading

  • December 14, 2012   BY Kelly Chen  

    A young boy is comforted outside Sandy Hook Elementary School after a shooting in Newtown, Conn., Friday. Photo by Michelle McLoughlin/Reuters As we learn more about Friday’s shooting that left at least 28 dead, including 20 children, at an elementary … Continue reading

  • December 14, 2012   BY News Desk  

    A shooting Friday at Sandy Hook Elementary School in Newtown, Conn., has left at least 27 dead including 20 children, according to the Associated Press. We collected tweets, photos and updates as events unfolded Friday.

  • December 14, 2012   BY News Desk  

    In a news conference Friday afternoon, state police Lt. Paul Vance announced that police responded to 911 emergency calls from Sandy Hook Elementary School received at 9:30 a.m. this morning. A shooter was reported to have entered the school and … Continue reading

  • July 25, 2012   BY Dante Chinni  

    The Century 16 movie theater in Aurora, Colo., where 12 people were killed Thursday night. Photo by Thomas Cooper/Getty Images. Less than a week after the mass shooting in a movie theater in Aurora, Colo., that left 12 dead and … Continue reading

  • July 20, 2012   BY Jenny Marder  

    A gas mask was marked as the first piece of evidence in a criminal investigation. Federal authorities searched through evidence in the parking lot behind the Century 16 movie theater where a gunman shot and killed 12 people Friday morning. … Continue reading