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AP-GfK poll: After Conn. school shooting, nearly 6 in 10 Americans back stricter gun laws

Nearly six in 10 Americans want stricter gun laws in the aftermath of last month’s deadly school shooting in Connecticut, with majorities favoring a nationwide ban on military-style, rapid-fire weapons and limits on gun violence depicted in video games, movies and TV shows, according to a new Associated Press-GfK poll.


27 Killed in Connecticut Shooting, Including 18 Children

Connecticut Elementary School Shooting

A gunman killed 26 people, 18 of them small children, in a shooting on Friday morning at an elementary school in Newtown, Conn., about 65 miles northeast of New York City, a law enforcement official said. The gunman, who was believed to be in his 20s, walked into a classroom where his mother was a teacher. He shot and killed her and then shot 18 students in the classroom. He also shot seven other adults, and then killed himself inside the school. Various news outlets identified the shooter as Ryan Lanza. The shooting ranks among the worst in recent United States history.


Boxer Hector 'Macho' Camacho is brain dead, doctor says

Hector Camacho

Hector "Macho" Camacho, the famed Puerto Rican boxer, is clinically "brain dead," a doctor said Thursday. A gunman shot him in the face two days ago while he was seated in a black Ford Mustang in front of a bar in his hometown of Bayamon, Puerto Rico.


Former boxer 'Macho' Camacho shot in Puerto Rico

Hector Camacho

Police in Puerto Rico say former boxing champion Hector "Macho" Camacho has been shot and critically wounded.


Gunman kills co-worker, wounds himself at Fresno plant

Poultry Plant Shooting

A worker at a chicken-processing plant in Fresno, Calif., killed two workers and wounded a third before shooting himself dead outside, the county coroner reports. The suspect was identified as 42-year-old Lawrence Jones 42. He was pronounced dead at Community Regional Medical Center with a head wound. One of his victims died in the operating room, the Fresno Bee reports. Another died at the plant.


Tenn. man shot and killed during Craigslist gun sale

A Tennessee man was shot and killed Saturday during a meeting to sell guns to two men who answered an ad on Craigslist. Joshua McLean, 30, of Nashville, and his brother met the two men at a Nashville shopping center Saturday night, according to a WTVF-TV report.


At Least 6 Killed in Shooting at Wisconsin Temple

Temple Shooting

In what police called an act of domestic terrorism, a gunman opened fire in a Sikh temple here on Sunday, killing at least six and injuring three others before being shot and killed in the parking lot. The rampage ended in a shootout with police. The gunman ambushed one of first officers arriving at the temple, shooting him several times, before he was killed by another officer, the authorities said Sunday afternoon. The officer remained in critical condition at a nearby hospital, along with two other shooting victims.


Mass. dad shoots his 2 kids, 1 fatally, kills self

A man who had recently separated from his wife shot his two children, killing his 7-year-old daughter, before committing suicide, prosecutors said....


Nearly $2M donated to Colo shooting victim fund

The film studio that released the Batman film playing during the Colorado theater shooting is among the donors that have given a total of nearly $2 million to a fund set up for victims....


A Portrait of the James Holmes from Longtime Friend, Community, and Video

James Holmes

The Los Angeles Times interviewed a friend of James Holmes, who has known him for more than ten years. According to Richie Duong, he seems like a normal nerd: really bright, hangs out with a select group of friends, and does stuff that your average guy likes to do - play cards, watch movies, and play video games.


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