Newtown Elementary School Shooting

The father of Adam Lanza, the gunman who killed 20 primary school children and six teachers at Sandy Hook Elementary School
As reports began to appear of the disturbed background of Aaron Alexis, the media seems to have universally decided that mass shootings are readily explained by severe mental illness. The assumption is that as psychiatric disorder is so obviously linked to violence, there should be no surprise that the Washington Naval Yard killings involved someone with a mentally troubled history.
The mother of a British boy shot dead in the Sandy Hook school massacre has spoken of "finding her voice" in the campaign
Family members who lost loved ones in the Sandy Hook Elementary School shooting last year have appeared in an advert urging
It's the daughters and sons of gun owners that need to be kept an eye on; they're the ones most at risk of being killed in a massacre, or being the cause of one.
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Tibetan exile Jamphel Yeshi screams as he runs engulfed in flames after setting himself on fire at a protest in New Delhi
Much has already been written about the tragic events of 14 December in Newtown, Connecticut. It's hard to think of anything much worse than twenty small children being gunned down just before Christmas, for doing nothing worse than attending school. But what is the global perspective on this awful event?
I am not, repeat not, in favour of arming teachers, or indeed anyone else, in schools. But I recognise why others may disagree.
The Sandy Hook Elementary School shooting has caused a boom in the sales of "bulletproof" backpacks, it has been reported
President Barack Obama pauses as he delivers a speech during an interfaith vigil for the victims of the Sandy Hook Elementary
America has experienced a dreadful loss of young and innocent lives after the murderous shooting rampage in Connecticut. Such incidents are not unique to America but surely what matters is what a nation does to stop these things happening again.
What is it about America that renders so powerful a nation so incapable of coping with its once brilliant Constitution?
I am not arguing that violent video games caused the Sandy Hook massacre - that would be absurd. Hundreds of millions of men have violent fantasies and many nourish them in an increasingly realistic and brutally violent virtual world.
I wasn't in Newtown, Connecticut last night, but I was in Dunblane, and as soon as BBC Scotland correspondent Colin Blane