Posts Tagged ‘Newtown’

Newtown Tragedy Evokes Calls for Gun Control from Local Politicians

Written by Megan Finnegan Bungeroth on . Posted in Breaking News, News Our Town Downtown, Our Town Downtown

flickr-2914911278-hd In the immediate aftermath of the devastating and deadly elementary school shooting in Newtown, Conn., New York City elected officials lamented the deaths of so many young children and pointed to the tragedy in a cry for increased gun control legislation at the national level. Last Friday, a lone gunman, identified as 20-year-old Adam Lanza, [&hellip
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Op-Ed: After Newtown Shooting, Ask Why Later

Written by NY Press on . Posted in NY Press Exclusive, Opinion and Column

Via Flickr / kcdsTM By Nora Bosworth Americans looking at the tragic events of the Newtown school shooting need to stop talking about mental healthcare entirely — for now. Yes, we have a woefully inadequate support system for the mentally ill and it should be fixed. But it is our rampant supply of firearms that enables the homicidally insane [&hellip
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