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Sandy Hook Tragedy & Gun Control Actions

Sandy Hook Tragedy & Gun Control Actions

This knowledge card is an explanation of the Sandy Hook Elementary School tragedy and the subsequent gun control response.

 

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President Barack Obama unveiled sweeping proposals to curb gun violence, signing 23 executive orders, Tuesday, that don't require the approval of Congress.

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Source: CBN News
Luke Maloney

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This was the first step on a National Level towards gun control since the tragedy. 

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LaPierre thinks congress should immediately provide armed police in our schools, because there’s no tragedy that can’t be used to generate more taxpayer funded profits for his corporate masters. He floated this absurdity, “The only thing that stops a bad guy with a gun is a good guy with a gun.”

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NRA CEO Wayne LaPierre had this to say at his first press conference after the tragedy. To make this argument after the events that occured does not seem very valid, nor do I think it is the right time to make a statment such as this.

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A coalition of mayors and first selectmen is calling for the expansion of Connecticut's assault weapons ban and new permits for rifles as part of a package of recommendations for reducing gun violence in the wake of the deadly school shooting in Newtown.

The Connecticut Conference of Municipalities, which represents city and town leaders across the state, unveiled 13 legislative proposals Wednesday.

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Source: WTNH.com Connecticut
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The Connecticut Conference of Municipalities is a statewide association of cities and towns. The board of directors is made up of a series of Mayors and First Selectman from some of the towns that are members and they put together this proposal looking for expanded gun control in the state of Connecticut. 

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President Obama has vowed to do everything in his power to prevent another Sandy Hook. "Because what choice do we have?" he asked. "We can't accept events like this as routine."

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On the day Sandy Hook Elementary School students returned to classes at a temporary building here, Connecticut Gov. Dan Malloy created a panel charged with looking for ways to tighten state gun laws, improve mental health systems and protect schools.

Malloy, speaking Thursday in Hartford, appointed Hamden Mayor Scott Jackson to chair the Sandy Hook Advisory Commission.

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Classes are starting Thursday at a repurposed school in the neighboring town of Monroe, where the students' desks have been taken along with backpacks and other belongings that were left behind in the chaos following the shooting on Dec. 14. Families have been coming in to see the new school, and an open house is scheduled for Wednesday.

Article: Connecticut School Shooti...
Source: CBS News
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This was a smart decision for the town. I believe ever putting students back in Sandy Hook would be a mistake, it would be so hard for children that young to be able to function and learn normally in that school building.

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Authorities now know the gunman used "an assault weapon" to "literally (shoot) an entrance into the building," Connecticut Gov. Dannel Malloy said.

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Source: CNN.com
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Since the tragedy there has been a lot of debate over whether or not the school was secure enough, or if the town and school system could have done more.  It is hard to say that an elementary school could have done much more to prevent someone shooting their way into the building.

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At some point before he went to the school, investigators believe Adam Lanza, 20, killed his mother, Nancy Lanza.

He grabbed three guns from the house -- a semi-automatic AR-15 assault rifle made by Bushmaster and pistols made by Glock and Sig Sauer -- and went to the elementary school wearing black fatigues and a military vest, according to a law enforcement official.

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Source: CNN.com

The state’s chief medical examiner, H. Wayne Carver II, said all of the 20 children and 6 adults gunned down at Sandy Hook Elementary School in Newtown, Conn., had been struck more than once in the fusillade.

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Source: The New York Times

The disclosures came as the police released the victims’ names. They ranged in age from 6 to 56.

The children — 12 girls and 8 boys — were all first-graders. One little girl had just turned 7 on Tuesday. All of the adults were women.

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Source: The New York Times
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