December 18, 2012 The president has long said he's in favor of reinstating the ban. In the wake of Friday's mass shooting at a school in Connecticut, he has now publicly given his support to Democratic Sen. Dianne Feinstein's effort to ban such weapons.
December 18, 2012 Private equity firm, Cerberus, is getting rid of Freedom Group, a company it invested in six years ago. Freedom Group is comprised of several weapons manufacturers, including Bushmaster; a Bushmaster rifle was used in last week's school shooting in Newtown, Conn.
December 18, 2012 The woman who grew up as "Beanie" in her New Hampshire hometown became known to friends in Newtown, Conn., as a warm, generous person. She was also, they say, very private about her home life. On Friday, police say, her 20-year-old son killed her. Then he stormed an elementary school.
December 18, 2012 Much of what Americans learned from the news media Friday about the events in Newtown was wrong. Journalists know early accounts of crisis events are often misleading and incomplete, but often are compelled to pursue them without waiting for authoritative confirmation.
December 17, 2012 Two first-graders killed in the Newtown shootings were the first victims to be laid to rest in funeral services on Monday. Jack Pinto and Noah Pozner were both 6 years old.
December 17, 2012 Share prices for gun makers were down when the stock market closed Monday, on an otherwise positive trading day. Despite an election-season spike in revenue, investors now seem concerned about the long-term outlook for restrictions on gun sales.
December 17, 2012 The stage appears to be set for a renewed debate about gun control. The NRA and other proponents of gun owners' rights have been silent in the aftermath of the Newtown shootings, but many will question the benefits of possible restrictions.