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Need to Know

Among the 11 deadliest shootings in U.S. history, more than half took place in the last five years. During the same period, states have often relaxed their gun laws.

Cry for Help

Hamilton High, featured in Cry for Help, has taken it upon themselves to do a better job to address the emotional problems of their students.

PBS Parents

Does violence in the media contribute to boys’ aggressive behavior or does it reflect it? And what can parents and teachers do about it?

Need to Know

From ‘stand your ground’ laws to the truth about trafficking, a selection of the most important reads on guns in the United States.

Need to Know

If a new bill passes, it might eventually make weapons like those used in the Sandy Hook shooting less available.

PBS NewsHour

PBS NewsHour correspondent Hari Sreenivasan talks to Kyle Kromberg, a former classmate of Adam Lanza, the man police say are responsible for Friday’s mass shooting at Sandy Hook Elementary school in Newtown, Conn. Kromberg describes Lanza as extremely shy, to the point that he would avoid people in the hallways.

PBS Parents

Bethany Hardy asks, “Are little boys predisposed to gun play?” and provides tips on how to address violence and toy guns with children.


While conventional wisdom suggests that an individual’s right to bear arms is enshrined in the Second Amendment of the Constitution, it is, in fact, a relatively recent interpretation.

PBS NewsHour

As funerals continued for the shooting victims from Newtown, Conn., the White House and congressional leaders called for new gun legislation. Gwen Ifill speaks with Sen. Mark Warner, D-Va., a strong supporter of the Second Amendment, who says that while there may be no easy solution, his college-aged daughters inspired him to say “enough is enough.”

Need to Know

Dr. Jeannie Pasacreta, both a resident of Newtown, CT as well as a psychologist offers advice on how to speak to kids about the school shooting tragedy that ravaged her town.