Sandy Hook and Gun Control: Will This Time Be Different?

  It has now been one month since twenty 6-and-7-year-old children and six adults were gunned down at Sandy Hook Elementary School in Newtown, Connecticut. The grief and outrage following this second deadliest school shooting in US history was predictable – and also perhaps different. Since the Columbine shooting in … Continue reading

Obama Launches Gun-Violence Task Force

At a press conference this morning President Obama said “he would make gun control a “central issue” as he opens a second term” and he announced the formation of a special task force on gun violence, to be headed by Vice President Joe Biden. Obama’s announcement came as  “House Republicans restated their firm … Continue reading

‘We’ve Endured Too Many of These Tragedies’

An obviously emotional President Obama addressed the nation Friday afternoon, just hours after a shooting at a Newtown, Conn., elementary school left at least 27 people–including 18 children–dead. The president promised as-yet-unspecified action to prevent further such tragedies in the future. Obama says he called Connecticut Gov. Dannell Malloy to … Continue reading