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From TheJournal.ie Family grapple with how to tell 2-year-old that he shot and killed his mother at Walmart Aftermath

Family grapple with how to tell 2-year-old that he shot and killed his mother at Walmart

Veronica Rutledge (29) was a nuclear research scientist who had a passion for guns.

From TheJournal.ie Sandy Hook Elementary school evacuated after fake bomb threat Bomb Scare

Sandy Hook Elementary school evacuated after fake bomb threat

That’s where 26 children and teachers were shot dead in 2012.

From TheJournal.ie Man charged with shooting the drunk driver that killed his two sons is acquitted Texas

Man charged with shooting the drunk driver that killed his two sons is acquitted

David Barajas’ two sons were killed by the driver as they pushed a truck in Texas.

From TheJournal.ie Should Ireland have a firearms licensing body? Gun Control

Should Ireland have a firearms licensing body?

Frances Fitzgerald says that she is expecting a report on the issue soon.

From TheJournal.ie Poll: Would you support a gun amnesty? Poll This post contains a poll

Poll: Would you support a gun amnesty?

After the shooting of a six-year-old boy, should a more radical approach to gun control be considered?

From TheJournal.ie Gun control review sparks calls for compensation schemes Legislation

Gun control review sparks calls for compensation schemes

A gun club association is also highlighting misinterpretation of handgun licensing legislation.

From TheJournal.ie Two students shot in Philadelphia school, shooter now in custody School Shooting

Two students shot in Philadelphia school, shooter now in custody

Authorities say a male student and a female student were shot in the arm.

From TheJournal.ie Two-month-old girl shot dead in Pennsylvania America

Two-month-old girl shot dead in Pennsylvania

The tragedy occurred on Christmas Eve.

From TheJournal.ie One year after Sandy Hook, US to give $100m to mental health services Shooting

One year after Sandy Hook, US to give $100m to mental health services

Vice President Joe Biden made the announcement as he met with families of children killed in the Newtown school shooting.

From TheJournal.ie This map shows the mass shootings in America since 1982 Guns

This map shows the mass shootings in America since 1982

This week’s Washington DC shootings brought to 36 the number of Americans killed in mass shootings in 2013.

From TheJournal.ie Florida man charged with murder after posting pictures of dead wife on Facebook Gun Control

Florida man charged with murder after posting pictures of dead wife on Facebook

Derek Medina posted pictures of his wife’s body along with the words, “I’m going to prison or death sentence for killing my wife”.

From TheJournal.ie Today marks six months since the Sandy Hook school shooting rampage Newtown

Today marks six months since the Sandy Hook school shooting rampage

The shootings took place on 14 December last, when deranged Adam Lanza shot his mother and then 26 others, including 20 children.

From TheJournal.ie Colorado shooting suspect pleads not guilty by reason of insanity Aurora

Colorado shooting suspect pleads not guilty by reason of insanity

James Holmes will now undergo months of psychiatric testing to determine whether he was sane at the time.

From TheJournal.ie Bullets made of chocolate? America's VP says the world would be a better place Gun Control

Bullets made of chocolate? America's VP says the world would be a better place

Joe Biden told a second-grader that he “really liked” his idea about guns that shoot chocolate instead of bullets.

From TheJournal.ie Colorado cinema shooting suspect may plead not guilty by insanity Aurora

Colorado cinema shooting suspect may plead not guilty by insanity

James Holmes entered a ‘not guilty’ plea by default – but lawyers may now plead insanity to spare the death penalty.

From TheJournal.ie Guns are 'important' cause of youth injury - US Medical Association Gun Control

Guns are 'important' cause of youth injury - US Medical Association

The study found that while 13 per cent of gunshot injuries resulted in death, only 1.7 of those who suffered from other injuries died.

From TheJournal.ie US Senate says 'No' to expanded gun checks Gun Laws

US Senate says 'No' to expanded gun checks

The vote is a major blow to the Obama administration.

From TheJournal.ie US Senate agrees to debate landmark gun law Gun Control Law

US Senate agrees to debate landmark gun law

The law contains an expansion of background checks for gun purchases at firearm shows and on the internet but not between relatives and friends.

From TheJournal.ie "My husband is fighting as hard as he can" - Michelle Obama challenges politicians on guns Gun Control

"My husband is fighting as hard as he can" - Michelle Obama challenges politicians on guns

The US first lady highlighted the case of a 15-year-old girl who was shot dead in January, one week after she sang at Barack Obama’s inauguration.

From TheJournal.ie Obama slams Republicans for gun reform 'stunts' Gun Control

Obama slams Republicans for gun reform 'stunts'

The US president gave his second big speech on gun control in a week in a Connecticut town close to where the Sandy Hook massacre took place.

From TheJournal.ie The 9 at 9: Thursday 9 At 9

The 9 at 9: Thursday

Good morning! Here’s what you should know as you kick off your Thursday. (It’s a four-day week, hang in there.)

From TheJournal.ie Connecticut passes 'toughest gun law in the US' after Sandy Hook massacre Gun Control

Connecticut passes 'toughest gun law in the US' after Sandy Hook massacre

Connecticut is set to become the third state to vote in new gun control rules following the Newtown shooting.

From TheJournal.ie Prosecutors to seek death penalty in US cinema shooting Aurora

Prosecutors to seek death penalty in US cinema shooting

“In all the information that is available to me, it is my intention that for James Eagan Holmes in this case, justice is death,” the prosecuting lawyer said today.

From TheJournal.ie Column: Despite the Newtown massacre, America’s sickening gun culture lives on Opinion

Column: Despite the Newtown massacre, America’s sickening gun culture lives on

After Newtown, Larry Donnelly was optimistic that the US might work towards stricter gun laws – but news that a ban on assault weapons has been removed from the legislation currently being considered has caused him to lose hope.

From TheJournal.ie US teen pleads guilty to killing three at school US

US teen pleads guilty to killing three at school

TJ Lane, 18, had previously pleaded not guilty by reason of insanity but changed his plea a day before the one-year anniversary of the fatal shooting.

From TheJournal.ie Biden urges action on gun control in conference attended by Sandy Hook parents Gun Control

Biden urges action on gun control in conference attended by Sandy Hook parents

Biden advocated a series of proposals, including universal background checks for gun owners, a ban on many military-style weapons and a limit on the size of magazines.

From TheJournal.ie Bruce 'Die Hard' Willis is against gun control laws Gun Crime

Bruce 'Die Hard' Willis is against gun control laws

He also rejects link between Hollywood shootouts and real-life gun crime.

From TheJournal.ie White House issues photo of Obama with gun Gun Debate

White House issues photo of Obama with gun

The image, dated from last August, shows the President skeet shooting.

From TheJournal.ie US gun owners most likely to be white, male and married - study Guns

US gun owners most likely to be white, male and married - study

The Gallup research found 30 per cent of Americans own a gun, with people in the south of the country most likely to be gun owners.

From TheJournal.ie Obama unveils sweeping proposals to help curb gun violence Gun Control

Obama unveils sweeping proposals to help curb gun violence

President Obama demanded an assault weapons ban and universal background checks for gun buyers.

From TheJournal.ie The 9 at 9: Wednesday 9 At 9

The 9 at 9: Wednesday

Good morning. Here are the nine stories you need to know as you start your day.

From TheJournal.ie Court to hear details of Colorado theatre massacre Cinema Shootings

Court to hear details of Colorado theatre massacre

A week-long preliminary hearing will determine whether James Holmes, 25, will stand trial for the fatal shootings of 12 people last July.

From TheJournal.ie Pic: The moment Obama learned of Sandy Hook shooting Shooting

Pic: The moment Obama learned of Sandy Hook shooting

The US president later described this as the worst day in his presidency.

From TheJournal.ie Petition to deport Piers Morgan from the US now at over 70,000 Deportation

Petition to deport Piers Morgan from the US now at over 70,000

The CNN host is coming under severe criticism for his outspoken views on gun control in the United States.

From TheJournal.ie NRA says planned gun legislation is "phony", won't work NRA

NRA says planned gun legislation is "phony", won't work

The NRA’s executive vice presidents said planned legislation to outlaw military-style assault weapons wouldn’t work.

From TheJournal.ie One of Pennsylvania slain had been decorating hall for children's party Pennsylvania

One of Pennsylvania slain had been decorating hall for children's party

Police still trying to discover motive behind shooting of three people in a rural area of Pennsylvania.

From TheJournal.ie Bells sounded in Newtown to mark a week since shootings Newtown

Bells sounded in Newtown to mark a week since shootings

26 bells were sounded – one for each of the victims of last week’s shooting – after a moment of silence.

From TheJournal.ie Four days after massacre, children return to school in Newtown Newtown

Four days after massacre, children return to school in Newtown

Sandy Hook elementary remains closed, though, and children have been invited to attend alternative schools next month.

From TheJournal.ie Obama due to attend interfaith vigil for Newtown victims Connecticut

Obama due to attend interfaith vigil for Newtown victims

The President will visit the scene of Friday’s school massacre to sympathise with the families of the 27 victims.

From TheJournal.ie Named: The 27 victims of the Newtown, Connecticut shootings Newtown

Named: The 27 victims of the Newtown, Connecticut shootings

The names and ages of the victims have been released, as officials say each victim was struck more than once.