“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.”
“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.”
WASHINGTON | A political group backed by Republican Sen. Marco Rubio of Florida is coming to the aid of New Hampshire Sen. Kelly Ayotte, airing a new television ad in the Republican’s home state defending her stance on gun legislation. Rubio’s Reclaim America political action committee says in the new ad that Ayotte has sought […]
“We’re just not going to sacrifice safety for speed,” Black said. “We’re going to give each application the time that is needed.”
“You can almost set your watch for how long it takes for people who hate guns, who hate gun owners, to start a new campaign,” after a mass shooting, Perry said.
“I see this as just Round One,” the president said, flanked by relatives of Newtown’s victims and former Rep. Gabrielle Giffords, who was shot in the head in Tucson, Ariz., in 2011.
At a news conference with the president, Mark Barden, who lost his 7-year-old son, Daniel, in the Newtown shooting, said the families would return home “disappointed but not defeated.”
“There will always be evil, and we can’t get rid of it. We can try like hell to lessen it, but there are limits to what we can do and what we should do,” said Paul LaRuffa.
“We are part of this community. The tragedy touches us, but we have a job to do,” said Kevin Dale, the Post’s news director. He added: “It’s great to win the prize, but we’d rather win for a different story.”