Post Tagged with: "Newtown school shooting massacre"

NJ Gov. Chris Christie Seeks Expanded Background Checks, Crackdown on Violent Video Games Sold to Minors

NJ Gov. Chris Christie Seeks Expanded Background Checks, Crackdown on Violent Video Games Sold to Minors

Bloomberg reports New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie (R) “is seeking expanded background checks for gun purchases and parental consent for minors to buy violent video games as part of his response to the school shooting in Newtown, Connecticut.” The usual chorus of right wing “haterade” drinkers won’t like it, but of course, Chris […]

by · April 22, 2013 · Gun Control

Rand Paul Gun Control Filibuster Threat Fizzles as Senate Votes to Begin Debate

Sen. Rand Paul’s gun control bill filibuster threat failed in the Senate. The U.S. Senate voted 68-31 to begin gun control bill debate. GOP ayes include Ayotte, McCain, Alexander, Corker, Chambliss, Toomey, Flake, Isaakson, Graham, Kirk, Wicker, Coburn and Collins. The procedural vote followed a breakthrough by Sens. Joe Manchin, D-West […]

by · April 11, 2013 · Breaking News, Gun Control

SURPRISE! NRA Says Sens. Manchin/Toomey Bipartisan Background Check Deal Won’t Work

Is anyone really surprised at the National Rifle Association’s reaction to the bipartisan deal on background checks reached by Sens. Joe Manchin (D-WVA) and Pat Toomey (R-PA)? …that the brokered bipartisan bill — which would expand background checks for all commercial sales, including gun shows and internet sales — was […]

by · April 10, 2013 · Black Politics
CT Gov. Dan Malloy Compares NRA’s Wayne LaPierre to a ‘Circus Clown’ on Gun Control

CT Gov. Dan Malloy Compares NRA’s Wayne LaPierre to a ‘Circus Clown’ on Gun Control

LOL: Connecticut Gov. Dan Malloy slammed NRA vice president on Candy Crowley’s “State of the Union” show saying he “reminds me of the clowns at the circus. They get the most attention.” That’s what he’s paid to do. But the reality is is that the gun that was used to […]

by · April 7, 2013 · Gun Control
$100 Million Claim Filed Against Connecticut On Behalf of Survivor of Newtown School Shooting Massacre

$100 Million Claim Filed Against Connecticut On Behalf of Survivor of Newtown School Shooting Massacre

Connecticut-based attorney Irv Pinsky has filed a $100 million claim on behalf of a six year old survivor in the Sandy Hook Elementary School shooting massacre in Newtown December 14, in which 20 children and six adults were killed by Adam Lanza. This is the first legal action to arise […]

by · December 29, 2012 · Gun Violence, Sandy Hook
Lester Davis Being Held on $400K Bail For Firing Gun in Barbershop Over Spat About Newtown Shooting Massacre

Lester Davis Being Held on $400K Bail For Firing Gun in Barbershop Over Spat About Newtown Shooting Massacre

A discussion about the Sandy Hook Elementary School shooting massacre leads to Lester Davis allegedly firing his gun in the direction of another man at the All Cuts Barber Shop in Wentzville,  MO.  St. Louis Post-Dispatch: One of the patrons was discussing last week’s shooting at Sandy Hook Elementary School in Newtown […]

by · December 20, 2012 · Gun Violence, Sandy Hook
Do You Know Where Your U.S. Senator and Senator-Elect Stand on an Assault Weapons Ban?

Do You Know Where Your U.S. Senator and Senator-Elect Stand on an Assault Weapons Ban?

The following U.S. Senators are opposed to an assault weapons ban.  Mother Jones has the list of senators who support a ban, don’t support a ban and hasn’t said peep about their position in the aftermath of the Sandy Hook Elementary School shooting that left 20 kids and six adults […]

by · December 18, 2012 · Gun Violence, Politics, Sandy Hook