A group of mothers in Minnesota is joining a national effort to speak out against gun violence and remember the victims of last year’s school shooting in Newtown, Conn. On Saturday, a group called Moms Demand Action for Gun Sense in America is organizing 50 events in more than 35 states to honor victims of gun violence.
A day before the anniversary of the shooting that claimed 26 lives in Newtown Conn., another school shooting had a nation collectively saying, “Not again” on Friday. Mass shootings suddenly seem part of the American landscape. A push in the aftermath of the Newtown massacre for tougher gun control laws failed.
Saturday marks the one-year anniversary of the horrific shooting at Sandy Hook Elementary in Newtown Conn. Twenty children and 6 adults were killed. Paul Hagan of Minneapolis lost his niece and told WCCO’s Dave Lee today the family is still recovering.
A Minnesota connection to the Sandy Hook massacre……Click the link to hear the interview with Paul Hagen.
Keeping kids safe in the classroom is a top priority for schools and students as they head back to classes. On this first day of the year for so many, we’re taking a close look at the changes that could be made in a handful of districts.
Most Minnesota schools will welcome students back on Tuesday, and keeping kids safe while they’re there is a top priority. After a gunman stormed an elementary school in Newtown, Conn., and killed 26 people, some Minnesota schools made changes. This fall, at least five school districts in our state will vote on safety referendums.
In the days after Dec. 14, it was hard for Joel, JoAnn and Guy Bacon to imagine the day they’d be able to talk, even laugh, about their 6-year-old Charlotte. The feisty, smart, happy first-grader was one of 20 students and six adults killed at a Newtown, Connecticut elementary school.
Nine-year-old Devin Aryal loved soccer. His mother, Missy Aryal, wears the medals he won. “We were inseparable. He always told me that we were super glued unless we were working or at school. And nothing could ever break the super glue,” Aryal said. But in February, Aryal and her son were shot on their drive home from daycare. She remembers hearing pops as she was about to turn at this intersection.
A 59-year-old woman who worked as an assistant in a city kindergarten classroom was sentenced last week to serve five days of community service, a year of probation and to pay a $200 fine for bringing a loaded Ruger .357 to school.
Aurora, Newtown, Boston. All are sites of horrible mass killings. But only the Boston bombings have been labeled an act of terrorism. When is an act of violence a crime and when is it terrorism?
Families of Newtown victims sat down with Scott Pelley and discuss the need for gun control legislation. It is a very moving interview. You can watch it here and join the discussion about the interview […]
An unexpected twist came Wednesday in the efforts at the Capitol to curb gun violence. A majority of the House is now backing a new plan to modestly revise the state’s gun laws.
As expected, it’s still too hard for Joann Bacon to open up to the press about her daughter. Her brother, Paul Hagen of Minneapolis, says it’s a slow healing process.
As heard on John Williams Show on 1-28.