Adam Lanza

The Morning After Manchester

Hatred is not blind; hatred sees very well.<p>Nothing about it was unprecedented.<p>It was a mass casualty terrorist attack in Manchester, in the northwest of England. That is not unprecedented. In 1996, the Irish Republican Army set off a truck bomb in Manchester that injured 200 people and did damage …

Manchester Arena

First 100 days: Trump team touts number of Obama rules they killed

Though President Trump is unlikely to ding ObamaCare before the 100-day mark this Saturday, he and GOP lawmakers have been able to chip away at Barack Obama's legacy in other ways -- by making unprecedented use of an obscure rule-killing law.<p>Under the Congressional Review Act, Republicans wiped out …

Congressional Review Act

Alex Jones defends himself amid custody battle

Jones' lawyer said the host is merely an actor playing a character on camera

Donald Trump

How gun advertising in America has changed since the 1950s

There are many reasons why so many Americans seem to be so uniquely enamored with owning so many firearms.<p>Advertisement<p>At least one of the causes …

Guns

Newtown Mom Reflects on Meeting Gunman’s Father: ‘I Wanted to Understand What he Knew’

Like many other people, Alissa Parker wanted answers in the wake of the Sandy Hook Elementary School shooting.<p>Mostly, she wanted to know what could …

Crime

Five years after Sandy Hook shooting, how one mother learned to forgive

In the aftermath of the shooting at Sandy Hook Elementary that took her six-year old daughter Emilie, Alissa Parker thought about the gunman as a monster, when she could bring herself to think of him at all.<p>In a new book, Parker writes about how, five years later, she has come to forgive Adam …

How a Sandy Hook Mom Came to Forgive the Shooter Who Murdered Her Daughter

In Alissa Parker’s new book, <i>An Unseen Angel</i>, she writes about still feeling the presence of her 6-year-old daughter, Emilie, who was killed in the …

Guns

Murder in virtual reality should be illegal

You start by picking up the knife, or reaching for the neck of a broken-off bottle. Then comes the lunge and wrestle, the physical strain as your victim fights back, the desire to overpower him. You feel the density of his body against yours, the warmth of his blood. Now the victim is looking up at …

Virtual Reality

One killed, 15 injured in Ohio nightclub shooting

The gunmen remained at large following the shooting at the Cameo nightclub in Cincinnati that Police Chief Eliot Isaac said was packed with …

Guns

Doctors ask court to reinstate Newtown gun maker lawsuit

HARTFORD, Conn. (AP) — A group of doctors who treated mass shooting victims is asking the state Supreme Court to reinstate a lawsuit against the maker of the rifle used in the Sandy Hook Elementary School massacre.<p>Lawyers for the 10 doctors said Tuesday that they planned to file a …

Guns

Why Hasn't Anyone Asked Donald Trump This One Question?

This awful, awful Florida woman Lucy Richards just took a plea deal for making repeated death threats against Lenny Pozner, whose six-year old son …

Donald Trump

Trump reverses Obama's law: Mentally ill people can now buy guns in United States

United States President Donald Trump on Tuesday confirmed repealing of a regulation introduced by former President Barack Obama, which prohibited people with mental problems from buying guns in the country.<p>The move, seen as a victory for gun-rights groups like National Rifle Association (NRA), will …

Gun Control

Sandy Hook Parents File 1st Argument To Supreme Court In Gun Lawsuit Case

Attorneys for families of some of the Sandy Hook Elementary School shooting victims have filed their first legal brief, seeking to have the state …

Gun Control

Trump Repeals Rule Designed To Block Gun Sales To Certain Mentally Ill People

President Trump signed a measure into law Tuesday that rescinds an Obama-era rule aimed at blocking gun sales to certain mentally ill people.<p>The GOP-majority Senate passed the bill by a 57-43 margin earlier this month, following a House vote to overturn the rule.<p>The Obama administration policy …

Gun Control

Senate Votes to Block Obama-Era Rule That Prevents Mentally Impaired From Buying Guns

The vote was 57-43.<p>WASHINGTON (AP) — Congress on Wednesday sent President Donald Trump legislation blocking an Obama-era rule designed to keep guns out of the hands of certain mentally disabled people.<p>On a vote of 57 to 43, the Senate backed the resolution, just one of several early steps by the …

Gun Control

US Senate blocks Obama gun background checks rule

<b>An Obama-era regulation that tightened gun checks on mentally ill buyers has been blocked by the US Senate and could be signed into law by the White House.</b><p>The law stopped people who receive disability benefits from buying guns, affecting an estimated 75,000 people.<p>But Republicans, who control the …

Gun Control

Senate votes to undo Obama-era rule that limits gun access

The Senate voted this week to undo an Obama-era rule that conservatives have argued unduly limits the Second Amendment right to keep and bear arms.<p>In December 2016, former President Barack Obama’s White House issued a rule requiring the Social Security Administration to report anyone needing …

Gun Rights

Senate to allow 75,000 people with mental disorders to buy guns

WASHINGTON — The Republican-led Senate voted Wednesday to block an Obama-era regulation that would prevent an estimated 75,000 people with mental …

Mental Disorders

Congress drops Obama-era rule barring mentally impaired from buying guns

WASHINGTON – Congress on Wednesday sent President Donald Trump legislation blocking an Obama-era rule designed to keep guns out of the hands of …

Gun Control

Senator Chris Murphy: Congress Making It Easier for the Mentally Ill to Commit Murder

In opposing Republicans’ decision to rescind a federal rule preventing the mentally handicapped from obtaining a gun, Senator Chris Murphy (D., …

Gun Control

Senate Votes to Block Obama-Era Rule That Prevents Mentally Impaired from Buying Guns

The vote was 57-43.<p>WASHINGTON (AP) — Congress on Wednesday sent President Donald Trump legislation blocking an Obama-era rule designed to keep guns out of the hands of certain mentally disabled people.<p>On a vote of 57-43, the Senate backed the resolution, just one of several early steps by the …

Gun Control

Congress blocks rule barring mentally impaired from guns

WASHINGTON (AP) — Congress on Wednesday sent President Donald Trump legislation blocking an Obama-era rule designed to keep guns out of the hands of certain mentally disabled people.<p>On a vote of 57-43, the Senate backed the resolution, just one of several early steps by the Republican-led Congress …

Gun Control

Congress Just Voted to Let Mentally Impaired People Own Guns

The measure was initially proposed as part of Obama’s push to expand gun control regulations following the 2012 school massacre in Newtown, Connecticut.<p>The Senate voted Wednesday morning to eliminate a regulation aimed to stop people with mental disorders from buying firearms. And since the House …

Gun Control

Congress blocks law barring mentally impaired from guns

The Obama rule would have prevented an estimated 75,000 people with mental disorders from being able to purchase a firearm.<p>February 15, 2017 …

Constitutional Law

Senate Blocks Obama-Era Rule Tightening Checks On Mentally Ill Gun Buyers

By a 57-43 margin, the Republican-led Senate voted Wednesday to repeal an Obama-era regulation designed to block certain mentally ill people from purchasing firearms. The vote, which approves a House resolution passed earlier this month, now sends the measure to the White House for President …

Gun Control

Guns and mental illness: Don't scrap this rule

If someone has a mental illness severe enough that he cannot work or manage his own money, should he be allowed to own a gun?<p>In the waning weeks of his presidency, Barack Obama answered that question. Motivated by Adam Lanza's bloody rampage at an elementary school in Newtown, Conn., that killed 20 …

Guns

House Republicans vote to strike down Obama-era gun control rule

BTW<p>The Republican-controlled United States House of Representatives voted on Thursday to undo regulations introduced by the Obama administration …

Government

The Senate Blocked An Obama-Era Rule Restricting People With Severe Mental Conditions From Buying Guns

AFP_K4950<p>House Republicans had earlier voted to overturn the regulation.<p><b>Updated Feb. 15:</b> The rule preventing Social Security recipients with mental impairments from purchasing guns, which was created during Obama's presidency, has been blocked by the Senate, the Associated Press reports.<p>The vote …

Government

Senate votes to block rule barring mentally impaired from guns

WASHINGTON -- The Republican-led Senate voted Wednesday to block an Obama-era regulation that would prevent an estimated 75,000 people with mental …

Gun Control

She foresaw disaster when her young son threw a computer at his teacher. How she helped him and other mentally ill kids.

This is a stunning story about a mother who realized when her son was very young — he threw a computer at his teacher in second grade — that he was mentally ill. And unlike most other people with mental illness, he was violent. As years passed and diagnoses changed, Tammy Nyden of Iowa knew she had …

Mental Health