Gun Debate

  • December 21, 2012    

    Screen shot of automatic weapons. By Jonathan Masters, online writer/editor for the Council on Foreign Relations Introduction The debate over gun control in the United States has waxed and waned over the years, stirred by a series of incidents involving … Continue reading

  • December 19, 2012    

    On Wednesday’s NewsHour, correspondent Judy Woodruff spoke with retiring Sen. Joe Lieberman, I-Conn. Here is an extended version of that interview. Lieberman discussed the recent tragedy in Newtown, Conn. and his hope that Congress can strengthen gun control through legislation. … Continue reading

  • December 19, 2012    

    President Barack Obama speaks at a vigil held Sunday night at Newtown High School for families of victims of the Sandy Hook Elementary School shooting in Newtown, Conn. In his speech at the memorial service for the Newtown victims, President … Continue reading

  • December 19, 2012    

    A woman lights candles Tuesday at a memorial to the victims of the shooting at Sandy Hook Elementary School. Photo by Lucas Jackson/Reuters. President Obama is not allowing the national sense of urgency on addressing gun violence slip away this … Continue reading

  • December 17, 2012    

    In the aftermath of the mass shooting in Newtown, Conn., the country is poised to revisit the gun control debate. Photo by Paul J. Richardson/AFP/Getty Images Dianne Feinstein had just been elected president of the San Francisco board of supervisors … Continue reading

  • December 17, 2012    

    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    

    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    

    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    

    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    

    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

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