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Sandy Hook playground dedication completes memorials

Sandy Hook playground dedication completes memorials

WATERTOWN, Conn., Oct. 6 (UPI) --Hundreds of people gathered Sunday for the dedication of the 26th and final playground memorial dedicated to the victims of the Sandy Hook shooting.
Gabrielle Levy
Sandy Hook school in Connecticut evacuated after bomb threat

Sandy Hook school in Connecticut evacuated after bomb threat

MONROE, Conn., Oct. 1 (UPI) --The school attended by students from Sandy Hook Elementary School in Connecticut, where 20 children were killed in 2012, was emptied Wednesday by a bomb threat.
Frances Burns
FBI: Mass shootings in the U.S. have nearly tripled annually since 2006

FBI: Mass shootings in the U.S. have nearly tripled annually since 2006

WASHINGTON, Sept. 24 (UPI) --A chilling study released by the FBI says mass shootings in the U.S. are on the rise, and more often than not are over before police can intervene.
Matt Bradwell
Poll: More than 90 percent in U.S. support background checks for gun buyers

Poll: More than 90 percent in U.S. support background checks for gun buyers

HAMDEN, Conn., July 3 (UPI) --More than nine out of 10 U.S. voters support background checks for gun buyers and almost as many say the mentally ill should be barred from buying guns.
Frances Burns
Sandy Hook parents slam 'cowardly' Chris Christie

Sandy Hook parents slam 'cowardly' Chris Christie

TRENTON, N.J., July 3 (UPI) --Chris Christie vetoed a bill would limit the size of ammunition magazines, criticizing the proposed measure as an ineffective approach to reducing gun violence.
Matt Bradwell
Obama reacts to Oregon shooting: 'We should be ashamed' [VIDEO]

Obama reacts to Oregon shooting: 'We should be ashamed' [VIDEO]

TROUTDALE, Ore., June 10 (UPI) --President Barack Obama decried Congress' lack of action on gun control reform in the wake of Tuesday's shooting at a high school in Troutdale, Oregon.
Kate Stanton
Newtown dad pens letter to Richard Martinez, father of Santa Barbara shooting victim

Newtown dad pens letter to Richard Martinez, father of Santa Barbara shooting victim

SANTA BARBARA, Calif., May 28 (UPI) --The father of a slain Sandy Hook student has written a letter to Richard Martinez, father of Santa Barbara victim Christopher Michaels-Martinez.
Kate Stanton

Small police departments face obstacles to getting active shooter training

WASHINGTON, May 21 (UPI) --Small police departments face financial and logistical obstacles to getting training in how to handle situations like the shootings at Fort Hood and Sandy Hook Elementary School.
Laurel White, Medill News Service
Sandy Hook memorial playground vandalized

Sandy Hook memorial playground vandalized

HARTFORD, Conn., May 5 (UPI) -- Hartford police are looking for vandals who sprayed-painted graffiti on a playground dedicated to Sandy Hook shooting victim Ana Grace Marquez-Greene.
Kate Stanton
National Rifle Association annual meeting gets underway after year of political victories

National Rifle Association annual meeting gets underway after year of political victories

INDIANAPOLIS, April 24 (UPI) -- The National Rifle Association began its annual convention Thursday in Indianapolis after a year that saw many states relax gun laws.
Frances Burns
Adam Lanza's father: 'You can't get any more evil'

Adam Lanza's father: 'You can't get any more evil'

NEWTOWN, Conn., March 10 (UPI) -- The father of Newtown, Conn., grade school gunman Adam Lanza says he still struggles to understand what his son did, an act he said couldn't be "any more evil."

Adam Lanza discusses mass murder a year before Sandy Hook spree

NEWTOWN, Conn., Jan. 16 (UPI) -- A year before he opened fire in a Newtown, Conn., school, Adam Lanza called a college radio station to discuss mass murder, the New York Daily News said.
Newly-elected school board member quits over '26 Acts' comments

Newly-elected school board member quits over '26 Acts' comments

BROOKFIELD, Conn., Jan. 9 (UPI) -- A newly-elected Connecticut school board member has resigned after an outcry over comments about a movement dedicated to victims of the Newtown school shooting.
Former Rep. Gabrielle Giffords pledges to keep up gun control work

Former Rep. Gabrielle Giffords pledges to keep up gun control work

WASHINGTON, Jan. 8 (UPI) -- Ex-Rep. Gabrielle Giffords says she is as determined to fight for gun control laws, a battle she knows won't be easy -- just like her rehab.

School district gets $1.9M grant to help Sandy Hook massacre recovery

WASHINGTON, Jan. 6 (UPI) -- The Newtown, Conn., school district will get a $1.9 million grant to help in the 2012 grade school massacre recovery effort, the U.S. Education Department said.
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