NBCNEWS.COM - President Barack Obama vowed to marshal the power of his office behind a nationwide effort to curb gun violence following an elementary school massacre last week in Newtown, Conn.
The president, speaking Sunday evening at an interfaith vigil in Newtown, said that the United States
By By CHRISTINE ARMARIOAP Education Writer
Victoria Millon bowed her head during a moment of silence at her Miami elementary school on Monday and thought about the 20 children nearly her age who were killed in their classrooms in Connecticut last week.
They wouldn't be able to open their
NEWTOWN, Conn. (AP) - The nurse at Sandy Hook Elementary School says she and the school secretary stayed hidden in a supply closet for almost four hours after the Connecticut school massacre had ended, leaving 20 children and six adults dead. Sally Cox told ABC's "Good Morning
By By MATT APUZZO and ADAM GELLERAssociated Press
STAMFORD, Conn. (AP) - The mother of Connecticut school shooter Adam Lanza told a divorce mediator in 2009 that she didn't like to leave him alone and that she would care for him as long as he needed it.
When Lanza's parents divorced in
MIAMI (AP) - There's a new challenge facing schoolteachers across the country today -- as they face nervous and frightened students, looking for reassurance and answers following Friday's shooting that left 20 children dead at a Connecticut elementary school. In
By By PAM RAMSEY and MICHELE SALCEDOAssociated Press
CHARLESTON, W.Va. (AP) - Sen. Joe Manchin, an avid hunter and lifelong member of the National Rifle Association, says it's time for all sides in the gun policy debate to move beyond the political rhetoric and begin an honest discussion
By By MARK SHERMANAssociated Press
WASHINGTON (AP) - The next big issue in the national debate over guns - whether people have a right to be armed in public - is moving closer to Supreme Court review.
A provocative ruling by a panel of federal appeals court judges in Chicago struck down the
By By DAVE COLLINSAssociated Press
HARTFORD, Conn. (AP) - Weapons used by Connecticut gunman Adam Lanza, who killed 20 children and six school workers Friday after killing his mother at their home. Lanza committed suicide in Sandy Hook Elementary School.
The primary murder weapon:
By Associated Press
NEWTOWN, Conn. (AP) - At the very start of their lives, the schoolchildren are remembered for their love of horses, or for the games they couldn't get enough of, or for always saying grace at dinner. The adult victims found their life's work in sheltering little ones
By By The Associated Press
"Can say that we're truly doing enough to give all the children of this country the chance they deserve to live out their lives in happiness and with purpose? I've been reflecting on this the last few days. If we're honest without ourselves, the answer is