Thursday, December 27, 2012
One Severna Park Patch blogger shared his opinions on gun control and asked others for their thoughts.
After the shooting at Sandy Hook Elementary School in Newtown, CT politicians, teachers, journalists and area residents began discussing gun control. The shooting killed 26 people, including 20 children, and left many people asking for gun control reform. Last week, a Severna Park blogger and gun owner shared his opinion on gun control on Patch. "There really aren't any good reasons to have a large capacity magazine and I look forward to someone trying to state a good and legitimate reason for a large capacity," Chet Brewer wrote in his blog. Brewer wrote that he has always kept a weapon around the house. He said he "reluctantly" unloaded it after he had children, but still keeps in inside the home. In his blog, Brewer also said that gun …
Wednesday, December 19, 2012
It's your turn to share your thoughts on the media's coverage of the nation's latest mass shooting.
In the immediate aftermath of the shootings at an elementary school in Newtown, CT some people thought the news media coverage of the event was overkill, if not completely invasive. There was criticism of cable TV networks for interviewing kids coming out of the school following the massacre, and incorrect information was reported in the hours immediately following the news breaking. But others argue that it’s the job of the news media to be aggressive in telling these stories, and that the misinformation was only the results of erroneous information provide by officials. How would you rate the media coverage of the of the Sandy Hook Elementary shootings? Tell us in comments.
Sunday, December 16, 2012
Well-wishers worldwide send thoughts, prayers and other support to Newtown.
The Newtown, CT, shootings have sparked an outpouring of support from across the country and the world. In New Hampshire, a student created a makeshift candlelight memorial for the victims. On Long Island, a neighborhood turned off its holiday lights in the wake of the shooting that killed 26 people, including 20 school kids, at Sandy Hook Elementary School on Friday. A blogger from Atlanta wrote a riveting Christmas poem in which he asked Santa to "take my presents and change them into hugs. And throw them down their chimneys with all your Christmas love." More than 1,000 Facebook users have shared Brandon Kelley's post. As of Sunday, more than 1,400 Patch users have posted this four-word comment—"I want to help"—on an article created for…