Adam Lanza's Father Speaks: “You Can't Get Any More Evil”

Taylor Berman · 03/10/14 09:05AM

In a harrowing interview with the New Yorker, the first since his son, Adam, shot and killed 20 students and six teachers in December 2012 at Sandy Hook Elementary, Peter Lanza described the horror, guilt, and regret he's felt since the tragedy. "Any variation on what I did and how my relationship was [with Adam] had to be good, because no outcome could be worse," Lanza said. "You can't get any more evil."

A Year After Newtown, Bells in Connecticut Ring 26 Times

Max Rivlin-Nadler · 12/14/13 10:16AM

A year ago today, a gunman took the lives of 26 people at Sandy Hook Elementary School, including 20 children. Today, the town of Newtown, Connecticut is holding a day of private remembrance, the most public event being the ringing of church bells across the state to mark the lives taken.

The Harrowing Sandy Hook 911 Calls

Taylor Berman · 12/04/13 01:32PM

This afternoon, officials in Newtown, Connecticut released the 911 calls from last December's shooting at Sandy Hook Elementary. The calls, while harrowing and difficult to listen to, show a calm response from town dispatchers as they advised the janitor, teacher, and seven others who called to report the tragedy.

Gun Groups Declare Newtown Massacre Anniversary "Guns Save Lives Day"

Cord Jefferson · 10/11/13 11:17AM

A trio of pro-gun groups has come together to declare December 14, the one-year anniversary of last year's horrific Sandy Hook Elementary School massacre, "Guns Save Lives Day." Because when you think about all the people saved by America's many, many handguns and rifles and shotguns, what springs to mind but the day when 26 innocent people—20 of them children—were slaughtered with guns?

It's Official: Sandy Hook Elementary School Will Be Torn Down

Camille Dodero · 10/07/13 06:33AM

This past Saturday, residents of Newtown, Connecticut voted overwhelmingly in favor of accepting a $49.25 million state appropriation that will allow the city to demolish Sandy Hook Elementary, the site of last December's horrific mass shooting, and build a new school on the same grounds.

Texas Smells a Business Opportunity in Newtown Massacre

Adam Weinstein · 04/17/13 12:38PM

On the heels of Connecticut's post-Newtown push to restrict assault weapons, a Texas tea party congressman has plans to send form letters to Yankee gunmakers, goading them to move their operations to the Lone Star State.

Controversial Gun Raffles to Take Place in New Hampshire, North Dakota

Molly Fitzpatrick · 02/17/13 03:15PM

Turns out "gun raffle" isn't just a folksy term for Russian roulette. The New Hampshire Association of Chiefs of Police will give away a gun a day in May, with the proceeds from ticket sales to defray the cost of police cadet training. In North Dakota, a youth hockey league will raffle off 200 guns as a fundraiser next month.

Father of 6-Year-Old Newtown Victim Heckled by Pro-Gun Activists

Taylor Berman · 01/28/13 10:10PM

From their "What Would Django Do?" campaign to their ill-fated (and shooting-filled) Gun Appreciation Day to idiotic NRA commercials, pro-gun activists have been on an impressive roll. But it's been a few days since their last PR disaster – surely they've done something stupid recently, right? Correct. During a legislative hearing Monday in at the Connecticut State Capitol in Hartford, protesters heckled the father of a six-year-old killed at Sandy Hook elementary.

Florida Atlantic University Professor Wonders if the Sandy Hook Shooting Isn't Just One Big Mass Media Conspiracy

Jordan Sargent · 01/08/13 07:59PM

From every tragedy springs dozens of conspiracy theories, and the Sandy Hook massacre is no different. Of course, those theories usually leak from places like the "United Slaves of Amerika" Facebook page, commenters and Where you don't usually find them — or at least where you hope not to find them — is on the personal blogs of professors of accredited public universities. Alas, the world is not what we want it to be, and tenured Florida Atlantic University professor of media history James Tracy is wondering if the Newtown shooting "was intended primarily for public consumption to further larger political ends."

Police Raid Gun Store Where Nancy Lanza Purchased Rifle After Owner Was Unaware That a Man Stole an AR-15 With Plan For a Massacre

Jordan Sargent · 12/20/12 10:31PM

One way in which to keep guns out of the hands of people that shouldn't have them is to make sure that gun stores stop thieves, especially ones that brazenly walk into a store, take a gun off the rack and walk out. Or, at the very least — like, the absolute least there's ever been — gun stores should realize that a gun has been stolen in the first place. A gun store in East Windsor, Conn. failed miserably at both of these tasks earlier this week, and consequently was raided by the feds tonight. Oh, in a poetic coincidence, the store sold one of the guns used in the Sandy Hook Elementary shooting.

Residents of Newtown Want the Media to 'Leave Us the Fuck Alone'

Neetzan Zimmerman · 12/19/12 02:30PM

It's been less than a week since Adam Lanza shot and killed 20 children and six adults at an elementary school in Newtown, Connecticut, but local residents are already fed up with the media circus tent that's enveloped their once-peaceful community.