Wednesday, January 16, 2013
The recommendations are a result from Vice President Biden's commission that investigated U.S. gun laws in the wake of the shooting at Sandy Hook Elementary.
In an address to the public Wednesday afternoon, President Barack Obama announced that he will sign 23 executive actions that provide law enforcement, schools, mental health professionals and the public health community more tools to combat gun violence. The actions include launching a responsible gun ownership campaign, having the Consumer Product Safety Commission review standards for gun safes and locks, nominating a director for the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco and Firearms and directing the Center for Disease Control to research the causes and prevention of gun violence. Obama also want to improve incentives and look at removing any unnecessary legal barriers that may prevent states from sharing information with the federal background …
Friday, December 21, 2012
NRA Executive Vice President Wayne LaPierre, interrupted by protesters during a national press conference, says, "The only thing that stops a bad guy with a gun is a good guy with a gun."
The National Rifle Association (NRA) called on Congress to act immediately to put armed security officers in every school and make sure "blanket safety" is in place before school resumes after holiday break. "We need to make every school in America immediately deploy a protection program," said NRA Executive Vice President Wayne LaPierre. Should every school have armed security? Tell us in the comments section below. The NRA went on the offensive Friday saying violent video games such as Kindergarten Killer and "blood-soaked" films are to blame for gun violence such as last week's mass shooting at a Connecticut elementary school. Do you think assault weapons should be banned? A protester interrupted the press conference by holding up a …
The student responsible for making threats specific to Council Rock South is in police custody. The police department will hold a press conference at 11 a.m.
The student responsible for making threats specific to Council Rock South is in custody, according to reports. The students name and age have not been released at this time. Northampton Police Department conducted an investigation that resulted in the arrest of a CR South student, according to a message posted on the school district's website. Council Rock South will remain closed to students and staff as the police sweep the premises to ensure they are safe. A press conference will be held at 11 a.m. to release more details, according to Northampton Township Police Chief Barry Pilla. Check back to Patch as we'll update as more information is received. Related Articles: Like us on Facebook | Sign up for our newsletter | Follow us on …
Thursday, December 20, 2012
Benjamin Wheeler is the son of a Council Rock graduate who died in last week's shooting at Sandy Hook Elementary.
A 5K race is being organized in memory of Benjamin Wheeler, the son of a Council Rock graduate who died in last week's shooting at Sandy Hook Elementary. Fran Lobis-Wheeler is a member of Council Rock’s class of 1985. According to information provided by the Council Rock School District, current and past members of the CR North Cross Country Team are raising funds for the Wheeler family by sponsoring the 5K race in Benjamin’s memory. The race will be held Sunday, Dec. 30 at Council Rock High School North. Registration is $20 and can be done online by clicking here. The 5K race begins at 9:30 a.m., and a fun run starts at 9 a.m. Participants can also register on the day of the race, starting at 7:30 a.m. A Facebook page, Friends of …
Wednesday, December 19, 2012
Alex Pietrantonio needs your help to create a local tribute to the victims of the shooting at Sandy Hook Elementary School.
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Wednesday, December 19, 2012
Bucks County resident Alex Pietrantonio is working to create a tribute to the victims of Friday’s school shooting in Newtown, Conn. And what better place to put that tribute than here in Newtown, Pa.? Pietrantonio is hoping to plant 26 Christmas trees—one for each of the victims in the shooting at Sandy Hook Elementary School—somewhere in Newtown, Pa. But he needs your help. He's looking for people to donate the trees and the time and labor to plant them. He’s also seeking suggestions for places to plant the trees. “Although I do not have a child myself, I couldn't imagine losing one especially to a heinous crime like this and right before Christmas,” said Pietrantonio, a Bensalem resident who grew up in Lower Makefield. "So far I have …
Monday, December 17, 2012
Fran Lobis-Wheeler’s son, Benjamin, 6, died in the attack. Lobis-Wheeler is a member of Council Rock’s class of 1985.
A Council Rock graduate lost her son in Friday’s school shooting in Connecticut. Fran Lobis-Wheeler’s son, Benjamin, 6, died in the attack, according to sources. Lobis-Wheeler is a member of Council Rock’s class of 1985. According to a story from New Haven-based News 8, Lobis-Wheeler and her husband, David, had recently moved to Newtown, CT from New York City. The story says their son Nate, also a student at Sandy Hook, survived the attack. A memorial page, Friends of Benjamin Wheeler, has been set up on Facebook.