Holder: My Biggest Failure Was 'Inability To Pass Gun Safety Laws After Newtown Massacre'Eric Holder feels his biggest failure as attorney general under President Barack Obama was the inability to pass federal gun control laws following the deadly Sandy Hook Elementary school shooting.
Conn. Shooter's Dad: 'You Can't Get Any More Evil' In his first public comments about the 2012 Connecticut school massacre, the father of gunman Adam Lanza said what his son did couldn't "get any more evil" and he now wishes his son had never been born.
Expert: People With Mental Illness 'More Likely To Have Violence Done To Them Than To Inflict Harm On Others'Experts weigh in on the various issues brought to the forefront of national discourse following mass shootings such as Monday's attack of the Washington Navy Yard, including gun control, mental health care reform, and the leaps of logic made by an American people prone to reductive thought and easy, sometimes violent solutions.
Obama: 'I Am Constrained By A System That Our Founders Put In Place'Ratcheting up pressure for Congress to limit access to guns, President Barack Obama said Wednesday that recent steps by Colorado to tighten its gun laws show "there doesn't have to be a conflict" between keeping citizens safe and protecting Second Amendment rights to gun ownership.
Obama: People Shouldn't Get 'Squishy' Because Of Time Passed Since NewtownPresident Barack Obama says the gun control votes in the Senate next month are the best chance in more than a decade to reduce gun violence.
Grassley: 'We Should Be Skeptical About Giving The Justice Department More Laws To Enforce'Recent mass shootings like the massacre of first-graders and staffers at a Connecticut elementary school and the increasing deadliness of assault weapons make a ban on those firearms more urgent than ever, the Senate author of a proposal to prohibit them said Wednesday.
Newtown Widower Seeks School Mental Health Reform The school psychologist at Sandy Hook Elementary, Mary Sherlach, would often come home frustrated at an overwhelming workload due to budget cuts and paperwork from mounting regulations, her widower says.
Fewer Gun Buyers Seen In US Mass-Shooting States People who lived in the two states that saw the most deadly U.S. mass shootings in 2012 were less enthusiastic about buying new guns at the end of the year than those in most other states, according to an Associated Press analysis of new FBI data.
FBI: Hammers, Clubs Kill More People Than Rifles, ShotgunsAnnual FBI crime statistics show that more people are killed with clubs and hammers each year than by rifles or shotguns.
Poll Finds Majority Of Americans Hold Favorable View Of NRAA new poll finds that a majority of Americans view the National Rifle Association favorably.
NRA Shuts Down Facebook, No Tweets Since School ShootingNational Rifle Association officials have kept quiet in the wake of Friday’s elementary school shooting in Newtown, Conn., and they also shut down their Facebook page and have not had any Twitter activity since Friday morning.
6-Year-Old Survivor: 'Mommy, I'm OK But All My Friends Are Dead'A 6-year-old first-grade girl played dead to survive while Adam Lanza gunned down her classmates at Sandy Hook Elementary School Friday.