NY Man Shoots Two and Kills Sister

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What is a 62 year old man’s motives for killing two fire fighters and trying to burn down the whole neighborhood?  No one knows for sure, but he did leave a note explaining that, “I still have to get ready to see how much of the neighborhood I can burn down and do what I like doing best — killing people.”  Is this just a coincidence after the Newton Shooting, or do should we really be focused on gun control?  William Spengler, shot two fire fighters and injured two with a semi automatic rifle, the same gun used in the Sandy Hook Shooting.

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Joe Biden to Respond to Newton School Shooting and Gun Control

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               Topic for the day: Gun Control

Vice President Joe Biden is supposed to speak in response to the Newton, Connecticut shooting of 20 children and six teachers.  In Obama’s speech during the services for the children and teachers he said that he wanted to, “use whatever this power holds,” in order to keep this incident from happening again.  Today Biden will address not only gun control but also that of mental health illnesses.

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Mother Speaks Up About Mental Illness and School Shooting

 

 

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We need to educate ourselves

Tragedy struck on Friday, December 14 in Newton, Connecticut.  There were 20 children and 6 teachers murder by the hands of Adam Lanza.  I think after this shooting we all have come to understand the importance of safety in schools and gun control.  But a lot of people are missing the real issue, mental health.  One mother reached out to provide some understanding for the situation because she too deals with a troubled son.

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