It's been a month since Sandy Hook Elementary suffered their horrific tragedy, which left 20 kids and six adults dead… and to pay a tribute to the fallen angels, the students recorded Judy Garland's Somewhere Over The Rainbow.
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Quentin Tarantino has had to play a lot of defense over his newest film Django Unchained!
Both the language and the violence have come under fire all throughout the film's release so far, and QT– never one to stay on the QT for long — has happily discussed his vision.
But when the director was recently asked about the appropriateness of film violence in the wake of the Sandy Hook tragedy, he was offended! He said:
Former Arizona congresswoman Gabrielle Giffords is planning on privately visiting those families who lost loved ones during the unspeakably horrific Sandy Hook Elementary shootings that took place on Dec 14th.
Gabrielle is no stranger to terrible gun-inflicted violence, as she survived a gunshot wound to the head when a man opened fire in a Tucson shopping center two years ago.
Giffords and her husband Mark Kelly recently spoke out in favor of gun control, with Mike stating
The survivors of the Newtown, CT school shooting have received way more toys than they could possibly use- reportedly over 60,000 teddy bears alone!
So what can charitable children around the world do to show their support for the students of Sandy Hook? Let it snow!
The National Parent Teacher Association has made a very specific request in a memo to states, asking for snowflakes!
Nouel Alba has been arrested for lying to federal investigators, but that may be just the tip of the iceberg of her crimes.
Prosecutors say Alba solicited donations to the "Funeral Fund" of Noah Pozner, one of the victims of Newtown, Connecticut's Sandy Hook school shooting.
The problem is, Alba has absolutely no relation to the late Noah and as far as anyone in his family knows, no plans to help them with funeral or any other costs!
Of course, Alba denies ever posing as Noah's aunt or asking for any money, but is it true?
Using a tragedy victim's name to scam money from kindhearted people? How deplorable can you get!!
Alba faces up to five years in federal prison for her crimes, in addition to a maximum fine of $250,000.
[Image via The Washington Post.]
SO many props to the Los Angles Police Department!!
The LAPD's honorable gun buyback program, which generally occurs in May, was moved to TODAY (December 26th) in response to the tragic Sandy Hook elementary school shootings which took place December 14th.
The program urges gun owners to bring their weapons to one of two approved locations — the Van Nuys Masonic Temple and Los Angeles Sports Arena — where they can anonymously exchange their guns for grocery store gift cards.
A participant in the gun buyback program can get $100 for pistols, shotguns and rifles, and $200 for assault weapons.
According to the LAPD, this program has collected over 8,000 guns since its inception in 2009!
If only we could turn this small effort of getting guns off of the streets into a nationwide initiative!
Imagine how many LIVES could be saved?!
[Image via AP Images.]
Despite all of the horrific and deplorable events that take place in this world on a daily basis, we cannot forget that there is still so much love, support and respect among the human race…
As was evidenced yesterday when police from various regions of Connecticut offered up their services so that NO Newtown, CT officer had to work on Christmas day.
Newtown police spokesperson Sergeant Steve Santucci shared on Christmas Eve: