gun violence

“If any board of education would approve this, I’d be shocked, frightened and disappointed,” said Malloy, who said he felt compelled to comment publicly about the situation. “It makes no sense. And no school system in the state of Connecticut should be allowed to do this.”


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Attorney General Loretta Lynch arrives on Capitol Hill in Washington, Wednesday, Jan. 20, 2016, to testify before the Senate Commerce, Justice, Science, and Related Agencies subcommittee hearing on gun control. Lynch defended President Barack Obama's executive actions curbing guns, telling lawmakers that the president took lawful, common-sense steps to stem firearms violence that kills and injures tens of thousands of Americans yearly.  (AP Photo/Molly Riley)

“The department is on notice,” Sen. Richard Shelby, R-Ala., chairman of the Senate Appropriations Committee panel that oversees the Justice Department, told Lynch. “This subcommittee will have no part in undermining the Constitution and the rights that it protects.”


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Investigators prepare to enter one of the residences where suspect Edward Archer has lived Friday, Jan. 8, 2016, in Yeadon, Pa. Archer accused of ambushing a police officer and firing shots at point-blank range said he was acting in the name of Islam and had pledged allegiance to the Islamic State group, Philadelphia authorities said Friday. (AP Photo/Matt Rourke)

“It wasn’t like laying it out completely, chapter and verse for us,” Ross told reporters at the department’s headquarters as Archer was being questioned upstairs. “We’re left to say, ‘OK, he’s leaving a trail for us. Where’s it going to lead us, if anywhere?'”


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