#afternewtown

 

  Jeff Greenfield on the lessons of tragedy

What is clear is that what happened in Newtown, as with all such cases, is that it forces us to ask: Is this how we want things to be, and if not what do we do about it?

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  After Newtown: Gun policy

Much has been made this week about what, if anything, will happen legislatively regarding gun control. But the less reported story is that over the last few years, dozens of states have significantly rolled back gun restrictions.

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  After Newtown

As the country comes together to grieve the loss of life in Newtown, a national conversation has begun about how to better protect and serve our communities in the face of catastrophe. The questions of how to respond to these tragedies face us all: government at all levels, educators, mental health professionals, the media, and [...]

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Sen. Feinstein pledges revival of assault weapon ban

From our friends at PBS NewsHour: Watch Dianne Feinstein to Reintroduce Expired Assault Weapons Ban on PBS. Sen. Dianne Feinstein, D-Calif, has pledged to revive a law banning assault weapons at the opening of the next session of Congress. Gwen Ifill talks to Feinstein about the chances a new ban will pass after its 2004 [...]

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Stay in your heart, no matter how painful

You have heard by now: a man shot and killed 27 people, including 20 children and himself, at an elementary school in Newtown, Connecticut. Author Elizabeth Stone famously wrote that, “Making the decision to have a child is momentous. It is to decide forever to have your heart walking around outside your body.” Hearts are [...]

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After Arizona and Aurora, will more guns make us safer?

This post was originally published on July 24, 2012. We’ve resurfaced this piece following the news of a horrific school shooting in Newtown, Connecticut this morning. NBC News reports 26 have been killed at Sandy Hook Elementary School, including 20 children. Watch live as the events unfold. … In July 20 in Aurora, Colorado, 24-year-old [...]

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