| Mar 2, 2013
| 12:33 PM
With no thanks to the Democratic state senator who represents the area, the Baltimore County community of Perry Hall is safer from gun violence than it was six months ago. We can say that much.
Sen. Kathy Klausmeier might have voted against the important...
| Mar 2, 2013
| 11:54 AM
The louder the public pledges of bipartisan cooperation and resolve, the deeper the undercurrents of private distrust and resentment — or at least, that often seems to be the rule in legislative politics.
And it seems to be taking hold as the...
| Mar 6, 2013
| 3:27 PM
From Washington to Annapolis to Hartford, Conn., wherever new gun restrictions are being debated, it's important to remember Sandy Hook. That's not a plea to the emotions. That's a plea to human decency and common sense — a reminder of the...
| Dec 17, 2012
| 1:04 PM
The tragic school shooting in Newtown, Conn. is prompting new discussions on how to properly handle the issue of mental illness among young people.
People around the nation read a widely circulated essay titled "I am Adam Lanza's mom." Blogger Liza Long...
| Dec 18, 2012
It's four days in and I'm still trying to wrap my mind around what happened inside that elementary school in Newtown, Conn., last week.
Like people all over the country, I spent much of the weekend glued to the news on TV, absorbing each painful...
| Dec 18, 2012
| 12:47 AM
Dick's Sporting Goods, one of the largest sporting goods retailers in the world, says it has removed all guns from its store nearest to Newtown, Connecticut, and is suspending the sale of certain kinds of semi-automatic rifles from its chains nationwide....
| Apr 19, 2013
| 12:30 PM
Is a modern day Emmett Till necessary to upend America's state of denial about gun violence?
For those who go looking, there are detailed verbal accounts of the carnage that happened behind the walls of Sandy Hook Elementary School. Of the gore created...
| Apr 26, 2013
| 2:16 PM
Connecticut's chief medical examiner has fired a state employee who let her husband view the body of mass killer Adam Lanza in the morgue two days after the Dec. 14 Newtown school massacre, The Courant has learned.
The employee, Jean Henry, was...
| Apr 17, 2013
This week the U.S. Senate will discuss the expansion of criminal background checks for gun buyers. Just months after one of the deadliest mass shootings by a single American, leading lawmakers suggest support for gun control legislation is bleak, and...
| Mar 29, 2013
| 9:06 AM
WASHINGTON -- The gunman in the Newtown massacre fired 154 bullets from his Bushmaster military-style rifle in less than five minutes, killing 20 first-graders and six adults. He brought with him 10 large-capacity magazines, each holding up to 30 rounds,...
| Dec 14, 2012
| 4:45 PM
Relatives react to news of the deaths at Sandy Hook Elementary School in Newtown, Conn. Photo credit: Michelle McLoughlin/Reuters How many different ways can you say something is horrendous? “No one has seen anything quite like this,” ABC's...