Newtown

Mass Shootings

Sandy Hook Families Are Still Fighting

As Americans turn on the NRA, a court is set to decide whether grieving families can sue the company that made the AR-15 used in the Newtown massacre.
Allie Conti
2.27.18
Crisis Actors

Where the ‘Crisis Actor’ Conspiracy Theory Comes From

Victims of the Parkland shooting have been baselessly accused of being paid actors, thanks to a series of conspiracy theory bloggers after the Sandy Hook massacre.
Jason Koebler
2.22.18
The VICE Guide to Right Now

Cops Heard Adam Lanza Wanted to Kill at Sandy Hook Before Shooting, Docs Show

A trove of newly released files also suggests that the FBI and CIA may have interviewed Lanza years before the shooting.
Drew Schwartz
10.26.17
The VICE Guide to Right Now

Maryland Court Says Assault Rifles Aren't Protected Under the Second Amendment

The 10–4 decision upholds the state ban on military-grade weapons, put in place after the Newtown elementary school shooting.
Lauren Messman
2.22.17
Film

How the Sandy Hook Families Grieved for Their Children

The new film 'Newtown' documents how three families tried to make sense of unspeakable loss due to gun violence.
John Surico
10.11.16
politics

Senate Democrats are filibustering right now for gun control reform

Senator Chris Murphy said he was "prepared to stand on the Senate floor and talk about the need to prevent gun violence for as long as I can."
Olivia Becker
6.15.16
News

Why Wasn't Sandy Hook the Mass Shooting That Changed Everything?

For at least a few days after the tragedy that claimed over two dozen lives in 2012, gun violence took center stage in America.
Matt Taylor
12.14.15
News

Taking on the Sandy Hook Truthers: What Kind of Person Calls a Mass Shooting a Hoax?

Dogged by a relentless conspiracy theorist, one father has spent the past three years fighting to protect the honor of his murdered son.
Mike Spies
12.12.15
politics

You Might Need a Background Check to Buy Bullets in California After Next Year

An initiative that could be on the 2016 ballot in California aims for strict new regulations that supporters hope will jumpstart the national gun control movement.
Avi Asher-Schapiro
10.21.15
Locked out of Sydney

Will Newtown be the Next Casualty of Sydney’s Lockout Laws?

Newtown, Sydney's hub on alternative culture, is bringing in self-imposed lockouts to deal with Kings Cross reveller runoff.
Paul Gregoire
8.17.15
tech

Can a Smartphone App Fix America’s Gun-Control Problem?

Unlike most entrepreneurs who make millions of dollars inventing pointless apps like Kim Kardashian: Hollywood, a Los Angeles-based entrepreneur named Mark B. Barron wants to use smartphones to solve America's gun violence problem.
Justin Glawe
8.30.14
security

A UK Company Proposes Using Smoke Screens to Prevent School Shootings

The solution "caters to every side," the company says.
Greg Thomas
1.24.13
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