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States and cities take gun laws into their own hands with tax plans

Apr 11, 2013
While Congress struggles with gun legislation in the wake of Newtown, states and municipalities are taking the lead, many with tax proposals
Posted In: guns, Newtown, Congress, Taxes

Connecticut elected officials vs. Facebook on protecting Newton families

Feb 27, 2013
Elected officials in Connecticut want Facebook to take Sandy Hook conspiracy theorist pages down; Facebook says no -- but points out that it has been dealing with the issue and is in constant contact with families affected by the tragedy.
Posted In: Facebook, Newtown, gun control, Obama

Obama: Put someone in charge of gun-regulating agency

Jan 17, 2013
The Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco and Firearms hasn't had a permanent director in six years. President Obama called for confirmation of his nominee as part of his gun-safety proposals.
Posted In: Barack Obama, gun control, Newtown

Connecticut Senator: Ammunition is 'black hole' of gun control

Jan 11, 2013
Democratic Senator Richard Blumenthal of Connecticut joins us to talk about his new proposal to curb gun violence -- background checks for the sale of bullets.
Posted In: gun control, Newtown, public policy

Starting over every day: Life as a substitute teacher

Dec 21, 2012
There are 7.3 million teachers in America -- among them are countless substitute teachers who haven't always been portrayed in the best light, but what subs do in their day-to-day work life is a lot more than most of us realize.
Posted In: teachers, Newtown

A gaming "ceasefire" for Newtown

Dec 21, 2012
A man asks fellow gamers to lay down their digital weapons in the wake of Newtown, and a new report from Pew's Excellence in Journalism project looks at why reaction to this shooting was different.
Posted In: Newtown, violence, gaming, video games

NRA reacts differently to Newtown shootings

Dec 21, 2012
The usually stoic National Rifle Association will break their MO with a press conference in the wake of the gun deaths of 20 elementary school children.
Posted In: NRA, shooting, Newtown, guns

The costs and the limits of school security

Dec 19, 2012
Schools are willing to spend to make schools safe, but security systems aren't a panacea.
Posted In: Newtown, school security, safety

After shooting, buyers snap up gun magazines

Dec 19, 2012
When acts of violence shake the nation, sales of guns go up -- and the same happens with gun magazine sales.
Posted In: guns, gun control, Newtown

Businesses help Newtown residents return to normal

Dec 19, 2012
Where do people go to celebrate after the big game? Where do they go for late-night snacks, or a greasy cheeseburger? The same place they go to commiserate together. In Newtown, Connecticut the all-night diner the Blue Colony is one of those places.
Posted In: Newtown, local business

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