Saturday, March 16, 2013
Controversial filmmaker Michael Moore wrote in his blog this week that releasing the photos would help hasten the demise of the National Rifle Association.
Never one to shy away from controversy, famed movie maker Michael Moore this week suggested that a good way to take control of the gun debate would be to release photos of the young Sandy Hook victims. The Washington Post wrote that Moore wants the public to see the photos because other horrific photos, such as the photos of the murdered Emmett Till and 1965 Selma Ala. riots, influenced the outcome of the civil right battle. Moore wrote that the day the crime scene photos of the Newtown Tragedy are released would be the day the gun control debate comes to an end. He predicts that someone will release the photos at some point. Others, however, are not so sure it will happen. The Washington Post, reported that releasing the photos would be …
Thursday, February 21, 2013
In remembrance of the December shootings in Newtown, Conn., demonstrators asked U.S. Rep. Rob Woodall to support gun safety laws. The demonstration was held at the Gwinnett Justice Administration Center in Lawrenceville, Ga.
A group of concerned citizens stood with signs outside the Gwinnett Justice and Administration Center in Lawrenceville Thursday to call for support of reasonable gun safety laws. The rally took place a little more than two months after the Dec. 14, 2012, shootings at Sandy Hook Elementary School in Newtown, Conn. Twenty-six people, mostly young children, lost their lives when a gunman opened fire in the school. MoveOn.org sponsored the event urging U.S. Representative Rob Woodall—who’s office is housed in GJAC—to take action on gun safety. “We ask Representative Woodall to listen to his constituents and stand up for common sense reforms that will reduce gun violence,” said Kathleen Allen in a release. Allen is a mother in Norcross, a gun …
Thursday, December 20, 2012
Lawrenceville Patch and Patch sites nationwide will participate in an online moment of silence in memory of the victims of the school shooting in Newtown, Conn.
Tuesday, December 18, 2012
The national chain, with three locations in near Lawrenceville, Ga., made the move after Friday's school massacre in Newtown, Conn.
Tuesday, December 18, 2012
Dick's Sporting Goods, with locations near Lawrenceville in Buford, Peachtree Corners and Loganville, has stopped selling some semi-automatic rifles to show respect for the victims in last week's school shooting in Connecticut, CNN reports. It's not known when the stores will return to selling guns in the category of "modern sporting rifles," CNN says. The shooting in Newtown, Connecticut, which killed 20 children and six adults, has re-ignited a national debate about gun control. Local Patch bloggers have also weighed in, both for and against new regulation. What do you think? Should more stores suspend sales of semi-automatic rifles? Tell us in the comments below.
Monday, December 17, 2012
Could the shooting that took place in Connecticut happen at your child's school?
The Connecticut shooting has awakened many parents, especially me. Most teachers and school administrators focus on ways to make sure students are present in class, safely getting to the right bus and safely making it home, but the thought of some random person walking into your school and shooting students is not something that we prepare for. Every school goes through the traditional fire drill and hurricane drill, but what about the “Stranger-Danger” drill? The president said it best that this is becoming all too familiar to our nation. So is your child’s school safe? Over the last two months, I took the time to visit a few elementary schools within Lawrenceville. My son will be attending kindergarten next year so before we make the …
Sunday, December 16, 2012
People all over the world want to know how to help Sandy Hook residents following Friday's horrifying mass shooting. Post "I want to help" in this comment thread to get updates on what you can do.
This story originated on Newtown Patch for anyone looking to help families of Dec. 14 school tragedy. Please click on the link to go to the original article to for the latests updates. In the wake of the unimaginable tragedy at Sandy Hook School Friday people from all over the world—in Connecticut, California, Canada and much farther away in Australia and India—sent an outpouring of support and want to know how they can help. If you want to be notified via e-mail of ways to provide comfort and support during this difficult time, please post in the comments section: "I want to help" and be sure to leave the box next to "send me email updates for this article" checked. Patch will continue to update this article with ways to help—posting …
Police will be present at schools in Lawrenceville, Ga. and through out Gwinnett County following Friday's tragedy in Newtown, Conn.
Friday, December 14, 2012
In light of the shootings at Sandy Hook Elementary School in Newtown, CT, Gwinnett County Police announced Friday they will be stepping up patrols at schools in Lawrenceville and throughout the county.
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Friday, December 14, 2012
On Friday afternoon, Gwinnett County Police Department Cpl. Edwin Ritter released the following statement in response to the tragic school shooting in Newtown, CT: "In light of the horrific mass shooting at the elementary school in Connecticut, the Gwinnett County Police Department will be conducting increased police patrols in and around the schools within Gwinnett County. These increased patrols will a joint effort with the Gwinnett County School Police and Uniformed Officers with the Gwinnett County Police Department. Officers will be assigned to every school within Gwinnett County Police Jurisdiction and these patrols will last for the next several days. The Gwinnett County Police Department takes the safety and welfare of all of the …
27 people, 18 of them children, are reported dead in the shooting at Sandy Hook Elementary School, according to Newtown Patch. What will you say to your children?
Parents' hearts are in their throats in Lawrenceville and across the country as news spreads of an elementary school shooting in Connecticut that reportedly took the lives of 18 children and nine adults. Newtown Patch in Connecticut is posting live updates about the shooting, which was reportedly carried out by a single adult who is now dead. The incident will raise questions about how future such massacres can be prevented. It will also require parents everywhere to figure out how to discuss the violence with their children, many of whom will be returning to their schools next week. Parenting.com offers advice for discussing tragic incidents with children. Among the suggestions: The New York Times parenting blog offers a dialogue and a …
A gunman reportedly shot and killed at least 27 people at an elementary school in Newtown, CT Friday. Use this post to share what's on your mind.
It's a parent's worst nightmare. A gunman reportedly entered Sandy Hook Elementary School in Newtown, CT on Friday morning and opened fire. According to Newtown Patch, 27 people were killed. Of that number, 18 were children. Our Local Editors at the scene report the gunman was carrying four guns, including a high-powered rifle. Newtown Patch will continue to cover this story. Although we are more than a thousand miles away, Lawrenceville residents are being affected by this horrific news. What was the first thing you did when you heard this news? Could this happen in Gwinnett? Did you worry about your children's safety before this mass shooting? Please use our comment section below to share your thoughts on this tragedy and prayers for the…