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NRA Calls for Armed Guards at Schools

Wayne LaPierre, the executive vice president of the National Rifle Association, read a statement Friday morning in reaction to last week's shootings at Sandy Hook Elementary in Newtown, Connecticut. He called for installing armed guards in schools to prevent future gun violence against students.

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Discovery Won’t Air New Episodes of Ted Nugent’s ‘Gun Country’

In addition to a number of television episodes from the likes of 'Haven' and 'Family Guy,' we weren't surprised to see that Discovery opted not to renew its firearm family series 'American Guns,' given the aftermath and national discourse raging from the terrible Sandy Hook Elementary massacre. Now, it seems another of Discovery's 2nd amendment series - Ted Nugent's 'Gun Country' - has been pulled from the network, but is it a reaction to last week's tragedy?

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NRA Breaks Silence, Plans Press Conference on Friday

The National Rifle Association went quiet after last week's shootings in Newtown, Connecticut, and many have been wondering what the gun-advocacy group would have to say. On Tuesday, the NRA released an official statement:

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Golden Retrievers Help Newtown Mourners Deal With Their Grief

There is nothing anyone can do to take away the pain the community of Newtown, Connecticut is going through right now. But a charity group from Illinois is using man's best friend to provide a little comfort to those who are mourning the loss of life from last Friday's mass school shooting.

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Discovery Cancels ‘American Guns’ After Sandy Hook Massacre

Just days after the terrible tragedy of the Sandy Hook Elementary School shootings, the country, and even the world at large, faces an undeniable need to re-examine the role of gun control on the world stage. As with numerous tragedies in the past, much of the focus shifts to violence in media as depicted across film and television, which today faces one of its first casualties. Discovery has opted to pull the plug on its pro-firearm reality series 'American Guns.' But what will the reaction to the news bring?

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How You Can Help Families in Newtown, Connecticut

In the wake of the horrific killings at Sandy Hook Elementary School last week, Americans across the country are wondering how they can aid the families of the victims. There are numerous methods to donate money, but you also can help in other ways, such as volunteering your time, writing a card or letter, or sending a teddy bear to a child in Newtown.

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Names of Victims in Newtown, Connecticut Massacre Revealed

Authorities have released the names of the victims of Friday's mass shooting in Newtown, Connecticut, in which Adam Lanza, 20, reportedly killed 27 people, as well as himself. Lanza's rampage began when he shot and killed his mother, Nancy, at her home before he drove to Sandy Hook Elementary School and killed six adults and 20 children before taking his own life.

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How Leading Sports Figures Reacted to the Connecticut School Massacre

When something like the horrific shooting spree at Sandy Hook Elementary School happens, the major sports we follow can suddenly feel a bit smaller. But world-class athletes who normally seem bigger than life watched today's events unfold just like the rest of us, on TV, and shared their thoughts just like the rest of us, on social media.

We read some of their reactions on Twitter and collected them here:

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