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George W Bush was once president of controversial Delta Kappa Epsilon

The new gun control measures will make Connecticut one of the strictest states on gun control in the US

Legacy of the Newtown massacre: Connecticut passes America's strictest gun controls

Governor of Connecticut hails 'a new and historic model for the country' as he signs bill into law

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Obama: 'Shame on us' if we forget Sandy Hook school shooting

President Barack Obama says the gun control votes in the US Senate next month are the best chance in more than a decade to reduce gun violence.

20-year-old Adam Lanza is believed to have been the gunman

Sandy Hook massacre: Chilling details emerge of weapons stash at Adam Lanza's home and of the scene at school

The massacre - which re-ignited the gun control debate in America - lasted only five minutes

Newtown’s fury at pro-gun phone calls from the NRA following Sandy Hook massacre

Residents of Newtown, the quiet Connecticut community rocked by the massacre at Sandy Hook Elementary School in December, have expressed outrage after receiving automated phone messages from America’s leading pro-gun group, the National Rifle Association, imploring them to lobby local lawmakers against supporting new gun control legislation.

News Corp’s Rupert Murdoch and Liberty Media’s John Malone are old rivals

Murdoch vs Malone: Round 2 as Liberty Global strikes deal to buy Virgin Media for $16bn

The Cable King is on course for new duel with News Corp

Father of six-year-old boy killed in Sandy Hook massacre heckled by pro-gun activists

Neil Heslin was testifying at a local hearing on firearm control at the time

Thousands of people participate in the March on Washington for Gun Control

Anti-gun activists march on Washington

Residents from Newtown, Connecticut, were expected at the march in the wake of Sandy Hook massacre

Children can 'grow out of' autism, psychologists say, challenging the established view that it is a permanent, incurable condition

Identifying transition from 'autistic' to functioning like their peers could lead to effective therapies

The teacher who talked gun-toting student out of a shooting spree

Police praise heroism of Ryan Heber, who, despite being shot himself, persuaded pupil to drop weapon

Vice- President Joe Biden is seeking support today for tougher laws and background checks the National Rifle Association

Joe Biden looks for support in gun control battle

Bill Clinton says that the availability of high-capacity bullet magazines was 'nuts'

Body of Adam Lanza, the man who killed 26 people at a Connecticut primary school, is claimed for burial

The body of the man who killed 26 people at a Connecticut primary school has been claimed for burial.

Gun enthusiasts fill out their background check paperwork while shopping for handguns at the Nation's Gun Show at the Dulles Expo Center in Chantilly, Virginia.

Gun enthusiasts stock up, fearful of proposed curbs

Gun sales have surged in the Washington metropolitan region and across the nation in the wake of the Sandy Hook Elementary School massacre as enthusiasts rush to buy firearms they fear will be outlawed by a fresh push for gun control.

A teacher is taught to use a gun in Utah

Sitting ducks? US gun groups offer training for teachers

Teacher Kevin Leatherbarrow holds a licence to carry a concealed weapon and doesn't see anything wrong with arming teachers in the aftermath of the deadly Connecticut school shooting.

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