Tag Archives: Adam Lanza


Posted 1 year ago in Government Your Personal Rights by Michele Bowman  
Gun Groups Resist as NY Leads Assault Weapon Ban

New York Governor Andrew Cuomo’s Jan. 9 State of the State speech adds to a growing chorus for tighter gun control laws that gun rights groups promise to resist.  As expected, Cuomo proposed a stricter assault weapon law and an outright ban on high-capacity magazines, saying he wanted to strengthen what are already some of the toughest gun laws in the country.    Shoot for the Stars At the same event, Connecticut Governor Dannel Malloy urged the U.S. Congress to tighten …

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Posted 1 year ago in Criminal Law Internet Law Social Networks by Josh Crank  
Online Impersonators Face Charges in Wake of Sandy Hook

With the speed and convenience of social media, it takes minimal time and effort to perpetrate a hoax online. But Internet pranksters may want to think twice before making their next fraudulent post, now that state and federal authorities in Connecticut have raised the possibility of criminal charges against those who impersonated Sandy Hook Elementary shooter Adam Lanza and others connected to the shooting. “Misinformation is being posted on social media sites,” said Connecticut State Police Lt. J. Paul Vance …

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Posted 1 year ago in Criminal Law Government by Michele Bowman  
Gun Laws Are Easy to Skirt

The massacre on Dec. 14 at Sandy Hook Elementary School in Newtown, Conn. has pushed gun control onto the national stage – again. The shootings point up how easy it already is to skirt the existing laws that cover age restrictions, waiting periods, mental health checks, and gun show purchases. President Barack Obama has called for swift federal action to end the wave of gun violence that seems to be breaking over the country, including: The massacre on July 20 …

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Posted 1 year ago in Criminal Law Government by Aaron Kase  
School Shooting Prompts New Look at Gun Laws

In an unthinkable tragedy, a gunman on Friday killed 26 people in an elementary school in Newtown, Conn., including 20 children, before he took his own life. Adam Lanza, 20, shot his mother to death in her house before heading to the Sandy Hook school with an arsenal of weapons, where he began shooting children and teachers with a Bushmaster AR-15 semiautomatic rifle. Reports say that Lanza had enough ammunition with him to kill every child and adult in the …

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