Tag Archives: Sandy Hook

Alex Jones Loses Attempt To Dismiss Sandy Hook Suit

The New York Times reports: A Texas judge denied the motion by the conspiracy theorist Alex Jones to dismiss a defamation lawsuit brought against him and his Infowars operation by the parents of a Sandy Hook shooting victim, in a ruling released on Thursday. The lawsuit was filed in state district court in Austin by Veronique De La Rosa and ...

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Alex Jones’ Lawyer Seeks To Make Addresses Of Sandy Hook Parents Public, Claims Suit Is Invalid Otherwise

The Huffington Post reports: When radio host Alex Jones published a video in 2017 titled “Sandy Hook Vampires Exposed,” the parents of a little boy killed in the Sandy Hook shooting bought security alarms for their homes, fearful that they would once again be harassed by Jones’ legion of followers convinced the shooting never happened. Now a lawyer for Jones ...

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Alex Jones Preemptively Seeks $100,000 In Court Costs From Sandy Hook Parents Suing Him For Defamation

The Daily Beast reports: Infowars founder and conspiracy-theory aficionado Alex Jones is reportedly seeking more than $100,000 in court costs from a Sandy Hook family suing him for defamation. A hearing will begin Wednesday in the lawsuit filed by Veronique De La Rosa and Leonard Pozner, a couple who lost their 6-year-old son in the Sandy Hook Elementary school shooting ...

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Terrorized By Extremists, Sandy Hook Parents Accuse Facebook CEO Of “Providing A Safe Haven For Hate”

The New York Daily News reports: The parents of a Sandy Hook shooting victim accused Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg of “providing a safe haven for hate” and implored him to take action against the conspiracy theorists who continue to hound them six years after their child’s death. Leonard Pozner and Veronique De La Rosa’s 6-year-old son Noah was killed at ...

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Alex Jones Seeks Dismissal Of Defamation Lawsuit By Sandy Hook Families: I’m A Journalist Asking Questions

The Associated Press reports: Right-wing radio host and conspiracy theorist Alex Jones is moving to dismiss a defamation lawsuit filed by the families of some of the 26 people killed in the 2012 Sandy Hook school shooting. In written arguments filed Friday, Jones’ lawyers argue he was acting as a journalist in the tradition of Bob Woodward and Carl Bernstein ...

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Sandy Hook Parents Sue Alex Jones For Defamation

The Huffington Post reports: Alex Jones has spent years claiming the massacre at Sandy Hook Elementary School ― where a shooter killed 20 small children and six adults ― was faked. He has claimed the parents of these dead children are liars and “crisis actors.” Now, those parents are coming after him. In a pair of lawsuits filed late Monday, ...

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Oldest US Gun Maker Remington Declares Bankruptcy

The Associated Press reports: Remington Outdoor Company, the country’s oldest gun maker, filed for bankruptcy protection late Sunday. The company has faced lawsuits after the Bushmaster, an AR-15 style rifle, was used in the shooting that killed 26 people, including 20 first-graders, in the Sandy Hook Elementary shooting in Newtown, Connecticut in 2012. The company has seen falling sales for ...

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LIVE VIDEO: Trump Meets School Shooting Survivors

CNBC reports: U.S. President Donald Trump, a strong supporter of gun rights, will meet today with parents, students and teachers who have been victims of gun violence, including those affected by last week’s school shooting in Florida. The White House meeting comes a day after Trump said his administration would take steps to ban bump stocks, an accessory that enables ...

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Senate Approves GOP Bill Legalizing Gun Ownership By Severely Mentally Ill, White House Says Trump Will Sign

The Associated Press reports: Congress on Wednesday sent President Donald Trump legislation blocking an Obama-era rule designed to keep guns out of the hands of certain mentally disabled people. On a vote of 57-43, the Senate backed the resolution, just one of several early steps by the Republican-led Congress to undo regulations implemented by former President Barack Obama. The House ...

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VIRAL VIDEO: Chilling “Sandy Hook Promise” PSA Alerts Students To Early Warning Signs Of Mass Shooters

Over 2.6 million views in the first 48 hours. Mic.com reports: The onset of this PSA from Sandy Hook Promise, an organization created in the wake of the Sandy Hook Elementary School mass shooting in Newtown, Connecticut, begins innocently enough. The video follows a boy, Evan (the same name as the video), exchanging messages on a desk in the school ...

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Radio Shrieker Dana Loesch Poses With Sandy Hook Gun On New Book Cover

For her new book cover, wingnut radio shrieker Dana Loesch poses with the same style of gun used to murder 20 children in Sandy Hook. Glenn Beck’s The Blaze says the cover “will drive liberals crazy.” In the book, the co-founder of the St. Louis Tea Party and 2012 winner of Accuracy in Media’s Grassroots Journalism Award — not to ...

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Piers Morgan Vs Alan Gottlieb

This is the freak show that declared the anniversary of the Newtown massacre to be “Guns Save Lives Day.” Via Mediaite: The interview began in a hostile foundation and exploded when Gottlieb laughed at Morgan after he quoted the family member of a victim of the massacre at Newtown. “That’s totally over the top,” Gottlieb stressed. “You plan a campaign ...

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Gun Freaks Exploit Newtown Anniversary

Beyond disgusting. In an appalling bid to “own” the Dec. 14 anniversary of the Newtown slayings, a coalition of gun lovers has announced plans to declare that horrific date “Guns Save Lives” day. “We are going to use the day to get our views out,” said Alan Gottlieb of the Second Amendment Foundation. “We don’t want (pro gun-control groups) own ...

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Obama Pitches Gun Control In Connecticut

Speaking before a Connecticut audience that included Newtown families, yesterday President Obama denounced the members of Congress who have said they won’t even allow a vote on gun control.

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From Mayors Against Illegal Guns

To air this week in Connecticut.

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154 Rounds In Five Minutes

More details have emerged about Adam Lanza: Adam Lanza left a home stuffed with weaponry and carried out the massacre at Sandy Hook Elementary School in a 154-bullet barrage that took less than five minutes, investigators said Thursday in the first detailed account of his surroundings and troubled state of mind. Search warrants from the second-worst school shooting in American ...

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CONNECTICUT: Gun Nuts Heckle Father Of Slain Sandy Hook Child

How low will teabaggers go? This low: A false fire alarm, 45-minute waits to get into the Capitol complex, even the heckling of a bereaved parent of a Newtown shooting victim marked Monday’s day-long legislative hearing on gun control. “The Second Amendment!” was shouted by several gun enthusiasts in the meeting room as Neil Heslin, holding a photo of his ...

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Obama Announces Control Plan

Politico has the breakdown of today’s speech: President Barack Obama on Wednesday announced what he called a “common sense measures” plan to reduce gun violence, including legislation for a universal background check and new bans on assault weapons and high capacity magazines. He also initiated 23 executive actions aimed at improving background checks, school security and mental health care, in ...

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Sandy Hook Kids Sing Over The Rainbow

With production help from Chris Frantz and Tina Weymouth (Talking Heads, Tom Tom Club), the track is now available on iTunes and Amazon.

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ARIZONA: Sheriff Joe Apaio Sends “Armed Posses” To Public Schools

What could possibly go wrong? Maricopa County Sheriff Joe Arpaio’s armed volunteer posses are set to begin patrolling areas around Phoenix, Ariz. schools on Monday, more than a week after the plan drew national attention in the wake of the deadly mass shooting at an elementary school in Newtown, Conn. Arizona’s 3TV reports that Arpaio’s volunteer force is comprised of ...

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