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A year after background check defeat, modest gun control goals for Washington Democrats

A year after background check defeat, modest gun control goals for Washington Democrats

"This kind of change doesn't happen overnight," said Dan Gross, president of the Brady Campaign to Prevent Gun Violence.

Man fatally shot at Fla. theater over texting

Man fatally shot at Fla. theater over texting

"I can't believe people would bring a pistol, a gun, to a movie," Cummings said. "I can't believe they would argue and fight and shoot one another over popcorn. Over a cellphone."

Congress ready to extend ban on plastic firearms

Congress ready to extend ban on plastic firearms

"The gun lobby still has enormous power in Washington — more, frankly, than I thought they still had," said Sen. Chris Murphy, D-Conn., who represented Newtown last year while in the House.

Newtown to release 911 calls from school shooting

Newtown to release 911 calls from school shooting

A total of seven landline calls from inside the school to Newtown police are expected to be released

Fox reporter's lawyers seek to keep sources secret

Fox reporter’s lawyers seek to keep sources secret

"In cases of confidential source information, the privilege is absolute," Winter's attorney Dori Hanswirth said of New York's law. "It was designed to be very strong."

Boy describes terror of Nevada schoolyard shooting

Boy describes terror of Nevada schoolyard shooting

Washoe County School District police revealed Tuesday that the seventh-grader brought the 9 mm semi-automatic Ruger handgun from his home, but authorities were still working to determine how he obtained it

Teacher called hero in fatal Nev. school shooting

Teacher called hero in fatal Nev. school shooting

SPARKS, Nev. | Students at a Nevada middle school were filing off buses and reuniting with friends on the playground after a weeklong vacation when the pop of gunfire shattered the morning calm. Children fled the campus for their lives …

WHO WE ARE NOW: ONE YEAR AFTER THE AURORA THEATER MASSACRE

WHO WE ARE NOW: ONE YEAR AFTER THE AURORA THEATER MASSACRE

As the one-year anniversary of Aurora’s worst day looms, the costs of the shooting — both emotional and financial — are only now coming into focus

Has Aurora shooting affected screen violence?

Has Aurora shooting affected screen violence?

"My fear is that we have such a short attention span," says Chuck Williams, a youth violence expert at Drexel University who's especially troubled by movies that depict "stylized" violence. "And as a society, we don't like being on a diet. We want to consume what we want, when we want it."

Another ordeal for Newtown: Divvying up donations

Another ordeal for Newtown: Divvying up donations

"Nobody who has been through this wants to have to go and deal with boards and committees and talk about money, and justify why you need it," said Cristina Hassinger, the daughter of slain Sandy Hook Elementary School principal Dawn Hochsprung. "Money is the last thing you want to have to deal with, especially when you are grieving."