Sunday, December 23, 2012
Following the tragic school shooting at Sandy Hook Elementary in Newtown, CT, should we expect to see stricter laws regarding gun purchases in the United States?
The question reemerges after every mass shooting in America: are more stringent gun control laws necessary to prevent future shootings? It's a question that was posed after the shooting at a movie theater in Aurora, CO in July. And as the national conversation continues to focus on the tragic school shooting at Sandy Hook Elementary in Newtown, CT, it's a question being asked again. So far, lawmakers in Missouri have been divided on how to respond. As KMOX reported on Thursday, Rep. Stacey Newman (D-Richmond Heights) is calling for the implementation of required background checks for people who buy firearms at gun shows. Meanwhile, other Missouri lawmakers are supporting a bill that would allow school officials with concealed carry …
Saturday, December 22, 2012
Students of North Kirkwood Middle School honor the memory of Sandy Hook Elementary students by wearing green and white.
Students of North Kirkwood Middle School showed their support for Sandy Hook Elementary in Newtown, CT, last week by swapping red for green. Thursday was Green and White Day at NKMS as seen in this photo that has quickly accrued Likes on the school's Facebook page.
Tuesday, December 18, 2012
The company said in a statement that the move is in reaction to the school shooting in Connecticut.
The AP is reporting that Dick's Sporting Goods has suspended its sales of modern rifles nationwide in response to the school shooting in Connecticut. The company has posted a statement on its website which, in part, says its sympathies go out to the victims families and says it will not sell modern sporting rifles during this period of national mourning. There is a Dick's Sporting Goods store at West County Center in Des Peres. Nationwide, the company has more than 500 stores in 44 states. On Friday, a gunman entered Sandy Hook Elementary School and used a military-style rifle to kill 26 people, including 20 children, before turning the gun on himself. He also killed his mother in her home before going on the rampage.