When Mark Barden walked his
7-year-old son Dan to the school bus Dec. 14, it would be the last time he saw his child alive. Later that day at Sandy Hook Elementary School, Dan was among the 20 first-graders who were fatally shot in one of the nation’s most gruesome school massacres.
Thursday marked the three-month anniversary of the shooting that has sparked a nationwide debate about gun safety. And Barden and his wife, Jackie, along with other parents who lost children that day, came to San Francisco to launch an initiative that aims to stop gun violence and improve mental health research through technological innovation.
A Board of Supervisors member wants to end San Francisco’s financial stake in the company that made the weapon used in the Newtown, Conn., massacre as well as investments with fossil fuel companies. Read More
Sixty-five percent of Californians favor a law that would ban the sales of assault weapons nationwide, according to a poll released Wednesday.
The poll, conducted by the Public Policy Institute of California, comes at a time when local, state and federal lawmakers are contemplating new or strengthened firearm laws after mass shootings, including one at an elementary school in Newtown, Conn., that left 20 first-graders dead in December. Read More
Gun sales in San Francisco are on the rise and are expected to keep increasing in the wake of the Newtown, Conn., shooting late last year. Yet local gun controls leave law enforcement officials with no way of knowing how many firearms — legal or not — are in The City. Read More
Drills to prepare San Francisco public school students for gunmen on campus are in the works, as The City reviews security procedures in the wake of several recent high-profile campus shootings.
School districts across the country are reconsidering safety policies after the December massacre of 20 first-graders and six faculty members at Sandy Hook Elementary School in Newtown, Conn.
John is a 31-year-old American, born and raised in California. He is currently on probation, attempting to turn his life around. Read More
An unwavering National Rifle Association said Sunday that not a single new gun regulation would make children safer, that “a media machine” relishes blaming the gun industry for each new attack like the one that occurred at a Connecticut elementary school, and that a White House task force on gun violence may try to undermine the Second Amendment. Read More
Mayor Ed Lee is not waiting for the Obama administration to make laws restricting the use of semi-automatic weapons — he is joining forces with other city officials to try to ban certain ammunition and create a notification system for large ammo purchases. Read More
Mourners gathered at the Holiday ice rink at Justin Herman Plaza Thursday evening for a "Night For Newtown" candlelight vigil for victims and families affected by the Newtown, Conn. shooting. Toy donations were accepted for Bay Area families in need. Read More
After the bloody massacre of young children, teachers and school officials at a Connecticut elementary school last week, many people were left with a question: “Why?” And though it is important to understand how a young man came to the point of slaughtering innocent children, the nation should instead be focused on a statement: “Never again.” Read More