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After the shooting at Newtown, Conn. last year, Superintendent Matt Dossey launched a program to arm a select group of staff at the Jonesboro Independent School District in central Texas.

Guns or funds? Districts debate what it will take to make kids safer, and schools and state governments have feverishly searched for ways to protect their students. State legislators introduced hundreds of pieces of legislation on school safety. Many called for arming more security guards or, like a law passed in Texas, for arming teachers. Read more»

AR-15 20 round magazines.

Ammo supplier Brownells says sales of 3 1/2 years of magazines in 72 hours a response to stricter gun control. Read more»

K-9 Parish Comfort Dogs Chewie, Ruthie and Luther visit Newton,Connecticut.

A team of golden retrievers have arrived in Newtown, Connecticut, to help those grieving after a shooting rampage on Friday killed 27 people, most of them young children. Read more»

Americans tried to buy 2 million guns in November this year, according to statistics from the Federal Bureau of Investigation. Read more»

From left, sisters Sara, 12, Jessica, 6, and Kaitlyn Gerckens, 10, of Derby, Conn., gather at the Derby Green Sunday night during a vigil to remember the lives lost during Friday’s shooting at Newtown’s Sandy Hook Elementary School.

When a man kills twenty children and seven others for no reason other than his own demons, the immediate human response is the same anywhere: deep pain, grief, anger and frustration. In the United States, unfortunately, such a tragedy carries an added weight because it is not unique. Read more» 2

Reports reveal that Nancy Lanza, the mother of the Sandy Hook shooter, taught her mentally ill son how to shoot.

Nancy Lanza, the mother of the Sandy Hook shooter, took her mentally ill son to gun ranges to learn to shoot. Read more»

Authorities have identified the man suspected of killing 26 people at a Connecticut school as 20-year-old Adam Lanza. The shooting at Sandy Hook Elementary left 20 children dead, reports said. Earlier reports said that 24-year-old Ryan Lanza, Adam's brother, was the shooter. Read more»