Newtown shooting rampage

Sen. Richard Blumenthal (D-Conn.) and Sen. Chris Murphy (D-Conn.) (credit: blumenthal.senate.gov/murphy.senate.gov)

Conn. Lawmakers Propose Measure To Strengthen Penalty For Gun Trafficking

Background checks are required for those who buy guns, but the senators have proposed harsher restrictions on so-called straw purchases, which skirt the rules.

03/04/2013

Sandy Hook Elementary School Shooter Adam Lanza (credit: CBS 2)

Criminologist: Mass Shooters Typically Aim To Top Previous Death Tolls To ‘Become Infamous’

Criminologist Jack Levin at Northeastern University said Adam Lanza’s isolation and a possible rivalry with other mass killers are characteristics that the Sandy Hook gunman shares with other shooters.

02/19/2013