Newtown http://kcur.org en Council Joins Mayor On Gun Control Stance http://kcur.org/post/council-joins-mayor-gun-control-stance-0 <p>The Kansas City city council has joined the mayor in calling for tougher gun control laws. One focus is on <font size="4">contr<font size="4">olling w</font></font>eapons like AK-47's and AR-15's.</p><p> Fri, 21 Dec 2012 05:56:37 +0000 Steve Bell 29354 at http://kcur.org Council Joins Mayor On Gun Control Stance Investors, Retailers Shy Away From Guns; Will It Last? http://kcur.org/post/investors-retailers-shy-away-guns-will-it-last It's a nervous time for companies that make and sell guns.<p>On Tuesday, Cerberus Capital Management, a private equity firm, announced it was selling its stake in Freedom Group, maker of the American Bushmaster AR-15 rifle, which was used in the Newtown killings last Friday, along with other brands such as Remington.<p>"It is apparent that the Sandy Hook tragedy was a watershed event that has raised the national debate on gun control to an unprecedented level," Cerberus said in a <a href="http://www.cerberuscapital.com/news/cerberus_capital_management_statement_regarding_freedom_group_inc">sta Tue, 18 Dec 2012 22:19:00 +0000 editor 29229 at http://kcur.org Investors, Retailers Shy Away From Guns; Will It Last? Some Senators Show Willingness To Take On Gun Laws http://kcur.org/post/some-senators-show-willingness-take-gun-laws As President Obama spoke to mourning families in Newtown, Conn., on Sunday night, he clearly seemed to suggest a need for tougher gun laws.<p>"Are we really prepared to say that we're powerless in the face of such carnage? Mon, 17 Dec 2012 22:39:00 +0000 David Welna 29159 at http://kcur.org Some Senators Show Willingness To Take On Gun Laws Ten Tips For Talking With Kids About Conn. Shooting http://kcur.org/post/ten-tips-talking-kids-about-conn-shooting <p>In the aftermath of last Friday’s tragic shooting, the most important thing a person can do for kids is tell them they’re loved and hug them.</p><p> Mon, 17 Dec 2012 17:32:19 +0000 Elana Gordon 29139 at http://kcur.org Ten Tips For Talking With Kids About Conn. Shooting Is It Time To Talk About Gun Control? http://kcur.org/post/it-time-talk-about-gun-control <p>It may be the tipping point: among the issues of discussion after Friday's massacre at Sandy Hook Elementary School in Newtown, Connecticut: <strong>mental health</strong> and <strong>gun control</strong>.</p><p> Mon, 17 Dec 2012 16:07:02 +0000 Stephen Steigman & Steve Kraske 29135 at http://kcur.org Is It Time To Talk About Gun Control? School Shooter Armed With 'Hundreds' Of Rounds Of Ammunition, Police Say http://kcur.org/post/obama-visit-conn-town-reeling-school-shooting Police on Sunday said 20-year-old Adam Lanza was armed with a high-powered rifle, two handguns and hundreds of rounds of ammunition when he forcibly entered a Newtown, Conn., elementary school and proceeded to gun down 20 young students and six faculty members.<p>The latest information on the tragedy, the worst violence at an elementary school in U.S. history, came ahead of President Obama's arrival in the town where Friday's mass shooting took place. The president met with families of the victims and planned to attend an evening vigil, where he will speak.<p>Connecticut State Police Lt. J. Sun, 16 Dec 2012 14:35:00 +0000 Scott Neuman 29105 at http://kcur.org School Shooter Armed With 'Hundreds' Of Rounds Of Ammunition, Police Say In Connecticut: Prayers, Grief, Questions And Stories Of Heroism http://kcur.org/post/connecticut-prayers-grief-questions-and-stories-heroism <p>http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=A4rwdriJpkc</p> Sat, 15 Dec 2012 11:55:00 +0000 Mark Memmott 29082 at http://kcur.org In Connecticut: Prayers, Grief, Questions And Stories Of Heroism How To Talk To Your Kids About The Conn. Shootings http://kcur.org/post/how-talk-your-kids-about-conn-shooting When acts of violence against children become national news, it's natural for kids to worry and wonder what it means for them.<p>So amid the coverage of the shootings in Newtown, Conn., that have claimed the lives of <a href="http://www.npr.org/blogs/thetwo-way/2012/12/14/167248541/developing-shooting-at-elementary-school-in-newtown-conn">20 schoolchildren</a>, what should parents do for their kids?<p>"The key thing is limiting their exposure to news media, TV," says <a href="http://www.childrensnational.org/FindADoctor/Profiles/Daniel-Fagbuyi-3185.aspx">Dr. Fri, 14 Dec 2012 22:55:00 +0000 editor 29053 at http://kcur.org How To Talk To Your Kids About The Conn. Shootings After Conn. Shooting, Some Police Step Up Presence Near Schools http://kcur.org/post/after-conn-shooting-some-police-step-presence-near-schools <p>Though the <a href="http://kcur.org/post/developing-shooting-elementary-school-newtown-conn">tragic shooting Friday</a> at a Connecticut elementary school occurred far from the Kansas City area, Overland Park police still stepped up its presence nearby local schools.</p><p> Fri, 14 Dec 2012 22:11:05 +0000 Laura Ziegler, Emilie Mutert, Dan Verbeck & Steve Bell 29044 at http://kcur.org After Conn. Shooting, Some Police Step Up Presence Near Schools