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The bombings at the finish line of the Boston Marathon bring out the most devastating emotions: despair, depression, anxiety. But in the days after tragedy, we are usually overwhelmed by evidence that good still exists.
After the shootings at Sandy Hook Elementary School, for example, came the #26acts #20acts movement started by NBC News correspondent Ann Curry. The goal was for people to...Read more »
MISINFORMATION: SETTING THE RECORD STRAIGHT
A recent letter to the editor criticized President Barack Obama for his "skepticism" about the National Rifle Association's "proposal to put armed guards in schools," following the tragedy at Sandy Hook Elementary School.
The writer claimed there is a precedent -- hailing from Obama's very own Democratic Party. President...Read more »
So the problem isn’t real guns killing real people. The problem is video games and movies, fake guns killing fake people.
That and, of course, the media, who by publicizing slaughter give shooters a path to notoriety.
So says Wayne LaPierre, head of the National Rifle Association, who cited mainstream shooting videogames like “Call of Duty,” as well as ones few have ever heard of, like...Read more »
The National Rifle Association ended four days of silence today, releasing its first statement since the school shooting at Sandy Hook Elementary School.
The NRA shut down its Facebook and Twitter pages after the shootings, leaving many wondering how it would respond to the killings. In its statment, the group says that its members were "shocked, saddened and heartbroken by the news of...Read more »
NEWTOWN, Conn. -- Barry and Cheryl Ogowetsky brought a bouquet of flowers to a makeshift memorial outside Newtown High School.
It was a small gesture like so many others here in recent days.
Thousands of people trekked to this picturesque New England town on Sunday to pay respects and mourn with a community that is struggling in the aftermath of the mass killings of 20 children and six...Read more »
My wife came into the room. She couldn’t speak. She choked back tears.
The best she could do was hold up her laptop: the story read 27 dead, including 18 children who were in kindergarten. They were presumably in the midst of playtime, coloring or learning how to read. Some kids were probably smiling, laughing and goofing around as 5-year-olds should.
There was a mass shooting at the...Read more »