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In an emotional plea, Francine Wheeler, the mother of Sandy Hook Elementary School shooting victim Ben Wheeler, asked for "common sense" at the president's weekly White House address ("Conn. mom pleads for gun control at White House," Web, April 13). But the actions Mrs. Wheeler was advocating and politicians' emotional calls to "get assault weapons off the streets" would do nothing to prevent a repeat of the tragedy of Sandy Hook.
Vice President Joseph R. Biden tried to shame senators Tuesday into supporting the administration's new gun-control measures, accusing opponents of failing to understand the pain of parents who lost children in the Sandy Hook elementary school massacre.
As a fellow New Jersey native, I thoroughly enjoyed Rich Valdes' honest and unvarnished observation of the current gun control debate ("The A-list on Americanism: Gun reform or people reform?" Web, Wednesday).
With his calls for gun control faltering in Washington, President Obama on Monday traveled to Connecticut, the site of December's school shooting rampage, to portray this week's potential Senate showdown as a choice between saving children's lives or caving to special-interest gun lobbies.
In a Huffington Post blog post Tuesday night, Jim Carrey made an effort to clarify his gun-control remarks that have caused such a firestorm on social media recently.
The terrible murderer of children and teachers in Newtown, Conn., Adam Lanza, was not a member of the National Rifle Association (NRA) despite the media reports. CNN host Piers Morgan who is rabidly anti-gun, took these harmless pieces of evidence to insinuate the NRA is somehow complicit in the horrific crime.
With polls showing waning support for new gun control measures, President Obama delivered an emotional and forceful plea aimed at ratcheting up pressure on Congress to pass a broad bill more than 100 days after the mass shooting at an elementary school in Newtown, Conn.
A Michigan third-grader who brought cupcakes topped with plastic army soldiers into class for his birthday was told they were "insensitive" and needed to be removed.