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6:25 PM ET, December 16, 2012

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The Week:
The media should be ashamed of its Connecticut coverage  —  What journalistic rationale could compel a reporter to interview young children at a mass-murder scene?  —  I  —  t's time to have a national conversation... about the media.  —  But first, let's recount how they've blown …
Discussion: The Daily Caller
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Alexander Bolton / The Hill:
GOP lawmaker wishes Sandy Hook principal was armed with assault rifle  —  Rep. Louie Gohmert, a Republican from Texas, says he wishes Dawn Hochsprung, the principal of the Sandy Hook Elementary School, was armed with an M-4 assault rifle when she confronted Adam Lanza, the shooter who killed 20 children.
Discussion: Prairie Weather and Politico
Washington Post:
Newtown school shooter's mother collected guns, was loath to let people inside home  —  NEWTOWN, Conn. — Adam Lanza lived among guns.  —  His mother, Nancy, collected them.  She showed them off to her landscaper.  —  “Guns were her hobby,” said Dan Holmes, the landscaper of Nancy Lanza's sprawling yard here on the edge of town.
Discussion: The Atlantic Online
Ben Armbruster / ThinkProgress:
GOP Rep Suggests Teachers Should Be Armed With Assault Rifles  —  A Republican Congressman suggested that had the teachers at Sandy Hook Elementary been armed with assault rifles, they could have prevented Friday's massacre and saved lives.  —  Appearing on a special Fox News Sunday dedicated …
Chris Wallace / Fox News:
Connecticut school shooting reignites gun control debate
Discussion: Althouse and Right Turn
Garry Wills / New York Review of Books:
Our Moloch  —  Few crimes are more harshly forbidden …
Alexander Bolton / The Hill:
Durbin: Assault weapons ban more likely in wake of Newtown school shootings
Discussion: Politico
Zeke Miller / BuzzFeed:
Democratic Senator Will Introduce New Assault Weapons Ban In January
James Poniewozik / TIME:
Kids at Tragedies: Turn Off the Cameras
Discussion: WUTC and Mediaite
Ashley Killough / CNN:
Texas congressman: Principal should have been armed for self-defense
Discussion: Politico
Politico:
Schumer, Feinstein push changes on gun laws
Discussion: Washington Monthly
New York Times:
Killer's Mother, His First Victim, Was a Gun Enthusiast, Friends Say
Liza Long / Gawker:
I Am Adam Lanza's Mother  —  Three days before 20-year-old Adam Lanza killed his mother, then opened fire on a classroom full of Connecticut kindergartners, my 13-year-old son Michael (name changed) missed his bus because he was wearing the wrong color pants.
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The Anarchist Soccer Mom:
Thinking the Unthinkable  —  In the wake of another horrific national tragedy, it's easy to talk about guns.  But it's time to talk about mental illness.  —  Three days before 20 year-old Adam Lanza killed his mother, then opened fire on a classroom full of Connecticut kindergartners …
Associated Press:
IND. MAN WITH 47 GUNS ARRESTED AFTER SCHOOL THREAT  —  CEDAR LAKE, Ind. (AP) — A northern Indiana man who allegedly threatened to “kill as many people as he could” at an elementary school near his home was arrested by officers who later found 47 guns and ammunition hidden throughout his home.
Joe Weisenthal / Business Insider:
Every Single Pro-Gun Rights Senator Declined To Appear On Meet The Press Today  —  In the wake of the Newtown, CT shooting, all of the Sunday shows are dominated by gun control politics.  —  Meet The Press producer Betsy Fischer Martin tweets the following...  Please follow Politics on Twitter and Facebook.
David Lauter / Los Angeles Times:
Three lessons from the near-final popular vote  —  Here's what the near-final tally reveals:  —  The election really wasn't close.  —  On election night, President Obama's victory margin seemed fairly narrow - just slightly more than 2 percentage points.
Noah Rothman / Mediaite:
MSNBC Guest: If CT Mass Shooter Was Not White, Public Debate Would Be ‘Much Uglier’  —  David Sirota, a columnist for Salon.com, appeared on Up with Chris Hayes on Sunday for a discussion about the possible policy recommendations that could be adopted in the wake of the mass shooting …
BuzzFeed:
How The NRA Twitter Handles A Mass Shooting: Silence  —  The model is to go silent for at least a day, depending on the scope of the tragedy.  —  Andrew Kaczynski  —  a few minutes ago  —  respond
Garrett Epps / The Atlantic Online:
To Judge Richard Posner, Gun Control Is a Joke  —  Days before Newtown, the Seventh Circuit extended the Second Amendment beyond even the Supreme Court's decisions.  —  Cody Miller, 9, fires a machine gun with help from a range worker in West Point, Kentucky.  (Aaron Bernstein/Reuters)
Jonathan Allen / Politico:
After Connecticut school shooting, Washington quiet on gun control  —  They've watched mass shootings of college kids and schoolchildren, issued countless statements of sympathy, and lived through a colleague taking a bullet to the brain, but Friday's rampage in Newtown, Conn. …
Discussion: CNN, The Moderate Voice and Reuters
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Ashley Killough / CNN:
Connecticut governor wants tougher federal laws
Discussion: This Just In and Business Insider
Jim Kuhnhenn / Associated Press:
AP SOURCE: BOEHNER OFFERS MILLIONAIRE TAX HIKE … WASHINGTON (AP) — Signaling new movement in “fiscal cliff” talks, House Speaker John Boehner has proposed raising the top rate for earners making more than $1 million, a person familiar with the negotiations said.
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Ross Douthat / New York Times:
The Loss of the Innocents  —  NEWTOWN, Conn., is about 20 miles …
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Why America Lets the Killings Continue
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