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  • A Deeper Divide: The Gun Control Debate After Newtown

    A Deeper Divide: The Gun Control Debate After Newtown
    Last fall, residents of Newtown were having a debate that could have taken place almost anywhere in America. It was an argument over guns. The issue was fairly simple: Should amateur shooting ranges be subject to inspection and approval by the police...
  • Blumenthal Wants Background Checks On Ammo Buyers; Giffords Launches Anti-Violence Effort

    U.S. Sen. Richard Blumenthal said Tuesday that he will introduce a bill to close what he called a "ludicrous loophole" by requiring that people undergo instant background checks when they buy ammunition — just as they must do before they buy a gun....
  • GOP Retains Grip on U.S. House of Representatives

    GOP Retains Grip on U.S. House of Representatives
    WASHINGTON -- Republicans held on to their House majority in Tuesday's election, leaving Democrats well short of the net gain of 25 seats they needed to take control. "The American people have once again given the House of Representatives to Republicans,...
  • Loughner sentenced to life for Giffords shooting

    Loughner sentenced to life for Giffords shooting
    Jared Loughner, the Arizona man who pleaded guilty to the attempted assassination of then-U.S. Rep. Gabrielle Giffords, was sentenced to life in prison without parole on Thursday. The January 2011 shooting killed six people and wounded 13 others,...
  • Obama Tells Americans: 'You Are the Change'

    Obama Tells Americans: 'You Are the Change'
    CHARLOTTE, N.C. -- Four years after riding a wave of optimism into the White House, Barack Obama offered a sobering message about the future as he asked Americans for another term to help complete the country's recovery from the worst economic crisis...
  • Obama Accepts Presidential Nomination

    Obama Accepts Presidential Nomination
    President Barack Obama hits the campaign trail on Friday after accepting his party's nomination for re-election by telling the Democratic National Convention and the nation that only the voters in November have the power to secure the change he started....
  • Commentary: Take guns from the hands of shooters

    Re. "Commentary: It's time to arm school personnel," (Jan. 9): Chuck Cassity has the gun issue about as upside-down as a person can. To begin, he cites "the hysterical pleadings from the gun-haters." The only hysteria I've heard is from his side of the...
  • Wal-Mart Urged To Pull Military-Style Rifles

    Wal-Mart Urged To Pull Military-Style Rifles
    Gun-control advocates, including parents of victims of mass shootings, delivered nearly 300,000 signatures to a Wal-Mart store a short drive from Sandy Hook Elementary School Tuesday morning, calling on the nation's largest firearms seller to pull...
  • Crime & Punishment: Video of New Milford Police Officer Screaming at Pepsi Truck Driver and Calling Him "Asshole"

    Crime & Punishment: Video of New Milford Police Officer Screaming at Pepsi Truck Driver and Calling Him "Asshole"
    Gabrielle Giffords, the one-time Democratic congresswoman from Arizona who was critically injured in a shooting, privately met with families who lost loved ones in the Sandy Hook Elementary massacre. Not everyone was touched by the gesture. "Gabby Gifford...
  • Gabrielle Giffords Meets With Newtown Residents

    Gabrielle Giffords Meets With Newtown Residents
    jenwilson@courant.com NEWTOWN -- Former U.S. Rep. Gabby Giffords, critically wounded in a 2011 shooting rampage in Arizona, met with Sandy Hook Elementary School families Friday afternoon, as a renewed campaign to tighten federal gun laws grew more...
  • 'Gun Free' Zones Attract Killers

    A few things you won't hear about from the saturation coverage of the Newtown school massacre: •Mass shootings are no more common than they have been in past decades, despite the impression given by the media. •In fact, the high point for...
  • Debbie Friedman, self-taught Jewish folk singer, dies at 59

    Debbie Friedman, self-taught Jewish folk singer, dies at 59
    Debbie Friedman, a self-taught Jewish folk singer and composer who transformed synagogue music and worship by infusing traditional prayers with a contemporary sensibility, died Sunday at Mission Hospital in Mission Viejo. She was 59. The cause was...