Tim McGraw to Headline Sandy Hook Benefit Concert, Gun Advocates Up in Arms

Tim McGraw Announces Sandy Hook Benefit Concert, Gun Advocates Heated

Country music superstar Tim McGraw will headline July concert to benefit Sandy Hook Promise, a group that seeks to protect children from gun violence.

Surprisingly, or perhaps not, this announcement resulted in serious backlash from gun advocates calling McGraw a hypocrite and a whole lot worse.

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Sandy Hook Shooting: One Year Later, Nation Still Struggles With Impact

Sandy Hook Shooting: One Year Later, Nation Still Struggles With Impact

One year ago today, horror struck Sandy Hook Elementary school in Newtown, Conn., in such a way that the town, state and nation still struggle to grasp it.

The disturbing legacy of the second-deadliest mass shooting in U.S. history is so profound that it cannot hold just one meaning. Nor can it be easily reconciled.

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Newtown Father Heckled at Gun Violence Prevention Hearing

Newtown Father Heckled at Gun Violence Prevention Hearing

Neil Heslin, the father of a six-year old boy who was among the victims of the Sandy Hook shooting on December 14, testified yesterday before the Gun Violence Prevention Working Group at the Legislative Office Building in Hartford.

With over 1,000 people in attendance, Heslin held a framed photo of himself and his late child and pleaded with lawmakers to improve mental health options and to ban assault weapons.

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Sandy Hook Elementary Students Sing "Over the Rainbow"

Sandy Hook Elementary Students Sing "Over the Rainbow"

Students from Sandy Hook Elementary School, many of whom were present on the day of last month's horrific Newtown shooting, gathered this morning on Good Morning America.

With assistance from singer/songwriter Ingrid Michaelson, the 20 children (ages 6-9) sang a cover of "Over the Rainbow," with the track now available on iTunes and all proceeds benefiting the Newtown Youth Academy, a local nonprofit, and the United Way of Western Connecticut.