mass shootings http://kbia.org en Attack At The Navy Yard: Gunman And 12 Victims Killed http://kbia.org/post/developing-shooting-us-navy-yard-washington-dc <em>(We're constantly updating the top of this post and <a href="http://www.npr.org/blogs/thetwo-way/2013/09/16/223023740/developing-shooting-at-u-s-navy-yard-in-washington-d-c/#0001" target="_self">adding to it below as well</a>.)</em><p>The nation's capital went on high alert Monday after a shooting attack at the city's U.S. Navy Yard left at least 12 victims and one gunman dead and injured 8 others.<p>Police said one suspected shooter was dead at the scene. Mon, 16 Sep 2013 13:26:00 +0000 Mark Memmott 40573 at http://kbia.org Attack At The Navy Yard: Gunman And 12 Victims Killed Politics, not massacres, drives gun sales http://kbia.org/post/politics-not-massacres-drives-gun-sales <p>After the mass shootings in Auoroa, Colo., last summer, the media were flush with articles <a href="http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2012/07/25/aurora-shooting-panic-pro_n_1703402.html">noting huge runs on guns</a> and spikes in the numbers of background checks associated with firearm purchases.</p><p> Thu, 20 Dec 2012 20:52:03 +0000 Scott Pham 26221 at http://kbia.org Politics, not massacres, drives gun sales School Shooter Armed With 'Hundreds' Of Rounds Of Ammunition, Police Say http://kbia.org/post/police-answers-connecticut-school-shooting-could-take-weeks Police on Sunday said 20-year-old Adam Lanza was armed with a high-powered rifle, two handguns and hundreds of rounds of ammunition when he forcibly entered a Newtown, Conn., elementary school and proceeded to gun down 20 young students and six faculty members.<p>The latest information on the tragedy, the worst violence at an elementary school in U.S. history, came ahead of President Obama's arrival in the town where Friday's mass shooting took place. The president met with families of the victims and planned to attend an evening vigil, where he will speak.<p>Connecticut State Police Lt. J. Sun, 16 Dec 2012 14:21:00 +0000 Scott Neuman 26009 at http://kbia.org School Shooter Armed With 'Hundreds' Of Rounds Of Ammunition, Police Say Will Newtown Killings Shift Public's Attitude On Guns? http://kbia.org/post/will-newtown-killings-shift-publics-attitude-guns The <a href="http://www.npr.org/series/167276841/shootings-in-newtown-conn" target="_blank">tragedy in Newtown, Conn.</a>, will surely spur pollsters to ask Americans again about guns, gun ownership, gun laws and the Second Amendment.<p>If recent experience is a good guide, public opinion may not shift too much.<p><a href="http://www.people-press.org/2012/12/14/public-attitudes-toward-gun-control/" target="_blank">Pew Research Center writes</a> that:<p><blockquote><p>"Recent mass shootings have had little impact on the public's attitudes toward gun control. Sat, 15 Dec 2012 17:11:00 +0000 Mark Memmott 25995 at http://kbia.org Will Newtown Killings Shift Public's Attitude On Guns? In Connecticut: Prayers, Grief, Questions And Stories Of Heroism http://kbia.org/post/connecticut-prayers-grief-questions-and-stories-heroism <p>http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=A4rwdriJpkc</p> Sat, 15 Dec 2012 11:55:00 +0000 Mark Memmott 25987 at http://kbia.org In Connecticut: Prayers, Grief, Questions And Stories Of Heroism Small Town Tries To Cope With Unimaginable Tragedy http://kbia.org/post/small-conn-town-trying-cope-scale-mass-shooting Newtown, Conn., is a white-collar community an hour and a half northeast of New York City. It's the kind of place where crime is rare and the biggest thing that happens each year is the Labor Day parade.<p>Now the peace and quiet has been shattered, and residents are trying to make sense of what's happened.<p>Hours after the shootings that left so many people dead, St. Rose of Lima Catholic Church opened its doors for a prayer vigil. Sat, 15 Dec 2012 09:34:00 +0000 Jim Zarroli 25982 at http://kbia.org Small Town Tries To Cope With Unimaginable Tragedy Editorial: Why do you need to know who did it? http://kbia.org/post/editorial-why-do-you-need-know-who-did-it <p>All across the country today, local reporting outlets are putting in calls to their local school district public relations professionals in an attempt to report a story about what would happen if the tragedy in Newtown, CT were to happen HERE.</p><p> Fri, 14 Dec 2012 21:47:11 +0000 Ryan Famuliner 25957 at http://kbia.org Editorial: Why do you need to know who did it?