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Newtown, Connecticut / Elementary School Shooting #1035429

NBC Evening News for Monday, Dec 17, 2012
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(Studio: Brian Williams) The aftermath of the mass shooting at Sandy Hook elementary school in Newtown, Connecticut introduced. NOTE: Local weather bulletin on screen.

(Sandy Hook, Connecticut: Anne Thompson) The beginning of funerals for the victims featured; scenes shown of mourners at services for 6-year-olds Jack Pinto and Noah Pozner††, the standing ovation for the first responders, a candlelight vigil; photo shown of New York Giants football player Victor Cruz††, who wrote Jack’s name on his shoes. [Chester, New York pastor Gwendolyn GLOVER†- comments.] [President OBAMA – says he offers the love and prayers of a nation.] [Volunteer firefighter Archie PALOIAN††- reacts to people thanking him.] [Volunteer fire Chief Bill HALSTEAD†- says he’s not sure they can ever get back to normal.] [WOMAN – reacts to the support for the community.] Governor Dan Malloy’s call for a moment of silence on Friday and for churches to ring their bells noted.

(Studio: Brian Williams) Report introduced.

(Washington: Pete Williams) The investigation into the shooting by Adam Lanza reviewed; scenes shown of the home where he killed his mother, Nancy Lanza; details given about Nancy’s legal purchase of the guns used in the shooting and about Adam’s mental issues, including Asperger’s syndrome. [Former federal prosecutor Marc ZWILLINGER†- notes data can be recovered from a damaged computer hard drive.] [Nancy’s friend Russell HANOMAN†- comments on Nancy and Adam’s shooting practice.] [Connecticut state police Lt. Paul VANCE†- says the first responders saved many human lives.] [High school OFFICIAL – says Adam lost the support he had in high school after he graduated.]

(Studio: Brian Williams) Report introduced.

(Sandy Hook, Connecticut: Kate Snow) The victims remembered; photos shown. [OBAMA – reads the names of the child victims.] [Victim Olivia Engel†’s RELATIVE, Emilie Parker’s father Robbie PARKER††, teacher Victoria Soto’s sister Carlee SOTO††– comment.]

(Studio: Brian Williams) Obama’s remarks about gun violence noted. [OBAMA – says these tragedies must end and we can do better than this.]

(Washington: Tom Costello) Growing calls for stricter gun regulation featured; details given about New York City Mayor Michael Bloomberg’s proposals; statistics on gun deaths cited; scenes shown of a protest outside the NRA offices in Washington, DC. [BLOOMBERG – says Congress and the White House have to come up with something that stops this carnage.] [Gun rights advocate Senator Joe MANCHIN – speaks against assault rifles.] [Former Representative Joe SCARBOROUGH – says politicians must be forced to defend our children.] [Representative Louis GOHMERT†- defends the right to own assault weapons.] [Northwest Armory owner Karl DURKHEIMER†- comments on increased gun sales in Portland, Oregon after the mall shooting.] Senator Mark Warner's changed position on assault weapons and Senator Dianne Feinstein’s plan to introduced legislation noted.

Williams, Brian;
Thompson, Anne;
Williams, Pete;
Snow, Kate;
Costello, Tom

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