Newtown obtained possession of her home and is planning to tear it down in the spring and leave it as open space in he near
The sad reality is that most gun deaths result from the 300 million guns primarily owned by decent, law-abiding people who assume they are bringing guns into their homes for self protection, and not anticipating a tragic accident.
For me, and for many other parents, this is what "normal" looks like. People said that I was brave for telling my story. I did not feel brave; I felt helpless.
I certainly don't want to go back to the days of One Flew Over the Cuckoo's Nest, but I wonder if our well-intentioned desires have swung the mental health pendulum too far. Would Elliot Rodger or Adam Lanza have revealed their violent intentions during an involuntary mental health hold?
Windows covered with black trash bags, newspaper clippings of mass killings, and an open gun safe were among what authorities
The report didn't give a conclusive motive for the attack, but did note that "the shooter had a preoccupation with mass shootings
In a sharply worded statement, the NRA said, "There is no record of a member relationship between Newtown killer Adam Lanza
To get at the turning points in the years-long chain of events that led a young, isolated, desperate man to kill his mother, 20 six- and seven-year-old children, six adults and then himself, we need to ask more questions.
The weapons Adam Lanza relied on were not his. They belonged to his mother, the only person entitled to use them. If smart technology had been in place, the weapons would have likely been useless.
I wonder what would happen if the gun debate were reframed: Instead of asking whether people should have the right to own semiautomatic rifles with unlimited capacity ammo clips, my question as a pastor is whether it is morally compatible with Christian values to collect guns.
Lanza said while she had not seen Adam since he was three years old, she corresponded with his mother often, usually via
"I simply don't want to go any further with that," he said. "The faculty and staff in that school did everything they possibly