Massacre At Conn. School Renews Gun Debate

2012

After a gunman carrying semiautomatic weapons kills 20 children and six adults at Sandy Hook Elementary School in Newtown, Conn., a national debate over gun laws is revived. President Barack Obama proposes a renewed ban on assault weapons, limits on high-capacity magazines and expanded background checks for gun purchases. The National Rifle Association proposes placing armed security guards at all schools as the best way to protect children.