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From TheJournal.ie US Democrats end 14-hour filibuster demanding stronger gun laws Senate

US Democrats end 14-hour filibuster demanding stronger gun laws

Connecticut Senator Chris Murphy spoke about the Newtown school massacre, which saw the loss of 26 people, mostly children, in 2012.

From TheJournal.ie One year on, Sandy Hook marks the anniversary of school massacre Newtown

One year on, Sandy Hook marks the anniversary of school massacre

The shooting at Newtown in Connecticut was the second-deadliest mass shooting by a single person in US history. Twenty-six people – including 20 children – were killed.

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 Harrowing Sandy Hook 911 calls made public Sandy Hook

Harrowing Sandy Hook 911 calls made public

Victims’ families had fought to suppress the tapes, fearing that they would cause distress.

From TheJournal.ie Sandy Hook shooter 'was obsessed by Columbine', but motive for massacre still unknown Sandy Hook

Sandy Hook shooter 'was obsessed by Columbine', but motive for massacre still unknown

New details about the devastating massacre of 20 children and six adults at Sandy Hook Elementary School in Connecticut nearly a year ago have emerged in a report published today.

From TheJournal.ie Sitdown Sunday: 7 deadly reads Sitdown Sunday

Sitdown Sunday: 7 deadly reads

The very best of the week’s writing from around the web.

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 Irish author's book to help Newtown survivors overcome grief Colum McCann

Irish author's book to help Newtown survivors overcome grief

70 copies of Colum McCann’s ‘Let The Great World Spin’ have been given to staff and students at Newtown, Connecticut.

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 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 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 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 Video: 'You must act. Be bold' - Gabrielle Giffords testifies before US senators Gun Violence This post contains videos

Video: 'You must act. Be bold' - Gabrielle Giffords testifies before US senators

The former US congresswoman, who nearly died after being shot in the head two years ago, gave an emotional testimony to senators in Washington yesterday.

From TheJournal.ie Sandy Hook massacre survivors back to class today Sandy Hook

Sandy Hook massacre survivors back to class today

The children will not return to Sandy Hook, but will instead attend a disused school in a nearby town.

From TheJournal.ie New Jersey town posts armed police at every school United States

New Jersey town posts armed police at every school

The town of Marlboro has posted armed police at every school on the restart of the academic year today.

From TheJournal.ie Woman allegedly 'set up fake fundraising scheme' for Newtown victims Newtown

Woman allegedly 'set up fake fundraising scheme' for Newtown victims

The 37-year-old from the Bronx allegedly claimed to be the aunt of one of the victims.

From TheJournal.ie US newspaper publishes map showing gun owners' names and addresses Journalism

US newspaper publishes map showing gun owners' names and addresses

The New York newspaper published the names and addresses of people who are licensed to own guns across two counties in the state – but were they right to do it?

From The42 University basketball team show support for Newtown with special Sandy Hook jerseys Sandy Hook

University basketball team show support for Newtown with special Sandy Hook jerseys

Xavier will auction off the uniforms for charity, they say.

From TheJournal.ie Top readers' comments of the week You Told Us

Top readers' comments of the week

Here’s our round-up of the funniest, most thought-provoking and interesting comments you lot made this week. Did you make it in?

From TheJournal.ie NRA: 'The only thing that stops a bad guy with a gun is a good guy with a gun' Gun Violence This post contains videos

NRA: 'The only thing that stops a bad guy with a gun is a good guy with a gun'

The US’ powerful gun lobby group, the National Rifle Association, has called for armed police or guards to be deployed in every school in the country.

From TheJournal.ie Pic: Protester disrupts National Rifle Association press conference Protest

Pic: Protester disrupts National Rifle Association press conference

The NRA is giving its first press conference since the mass shooting at a school in Newtown, Connecticut a week ago where 20 children and six adults died.

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 Obama wants gun violence proposals by next month United States

Obama wants gun violence proposals by next month

Obama has asked his vice president Joe Biden to lead efforts to formulate proposals that he insists will not impinge on the Second Amendment, which enshrines the right to bear arms in the US.

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 After Newtown massacre, Obama backs ban on assault weapons Sandy Hook

After Newtown massacre, Obama backs ban on assault weapons

The US president has thrown his support behind a Democratic senator’s attempts to reintroduce a ban on certain types of guns, a ban which expired eight years ago.

From The42 Titans RB Chris Johnson remembers school shooting victims by writing their names on his cleats NFL This post contains videos

Titans RB Chris Johnson remembers school shooting victims by writing their names on his cleats

Johnson scored a 94-yard touchdown in the win against the Jets.

From TheJournal.ie The Evening Fix...now with added 1990s Internet Need To Know

The Evening Fix...now with added 1990s Internet

Here are the things we learned, loved and shared today.

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

The 9 at 9: Monday

Every morning, TheJournal.ie brings you the nine things you need to know as you kick off your day.

From TheJournal.ie Obama tells Newtown: "We will have to change" Sandy Hook

Obama tells Newtown: "We will have to change"

The US president attended a vigil last night for the victims of the Newtown massacre and gave his strongest hint yet that he may seek to reform America’s gun laws.

From TheJournal.ie Connecticut police: People are posing online as school shooter Connecticut

Connecticut police: People are posing online as school shooter

Police said at a press conference today that people are posing as the shooter online, and an investigation is underway to uncover who these people are.

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 The 9 at 9: Sunday 9 At 9

The 9 at 9: Sunday

Every morning, TheJournal.ie brings you the nine things you need to know as you begin your day.

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.

From TheJournal.ie The Evening Fix...now with added festive lunges Need To Know

The Evening Fix...now with added festive lunges

Here are the things we learned, loved and shared today.

From TheJournal.ie Connecticut school shooter ‘forced his way in’ Shooting This post contains images

Connecticut school shooter ‘forced his way in’

Candlelit vigils and prayer services for the victims have been held in Newtown Connecticut and in Washington.

From TheJournal.ie Poll: Will tighter gun laws prevent more shootings in the US? Your Say This post contains a poll

Poll: Will tighter gun laws prevent more shootings in the US?

As the world reacts to the latest mass shooting in America, we ask you whether you believe a tightening of America’s gun laws will make any lasting difference?

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

The 9 at 9: Saturday

Good morning! Every day TheJournal.ie brings you the nine things you need to know as you kick off your day.

From TheJournal.ie Sympathy over US school shooting stretches globe Shooting

Sympathy over US school shooting stretches globe

World leaders have expressed their condolences over the killing and raised questions about America’s lax gun laws.

From TheJournal.ie Timeline: mass killings in recent times Shooting

Timeline: mass killings in recent times

The shooting in Newtown, Connecticut in which 20 children were killed has been described as one of the world’s worst mass shootings.

From TheJournal.ie Police confirm 20 children killed in Connecticut shooting Shooting

Police confirm 20 children killed in Connecticut shooting

The shooter was pronounced dead at the scene and it is reported that he took his own life.

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