"If I had my arm chopped off, they’d would say, ‘Oh yeah, he’s hurt.’ But instead they’re like, ‘We can sweep [this] under the rug and not necessarily have to pay because … it’s not physically seen.’ That’s the problem with PTSD … people don’t see it."

-Thomas Bean, a Newtown police officer, was diagnosed with PTSD following the Sandy Hook massacre. Due to his inability to return to work, he might lose his job.

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President Obama’s comprehensive gun control agenda in four points (and highlights) 1. Fixing background check loopholes2. Banning military-style assault weapons and high-capacity magazines3. Making schools safer4. Increasing access to mental health services 
Full speech here.
Source: White House

President Obama’s comprehensive gun control agenda in four points (and highlights) 
1. Fixing background check loopholes
2. Banning military-style assault weapons and high-capacity magazines
3. Making schools safer
4. Increasing access to mental health services 

Full speech here.

Source: White House

Authorities are wrestling to understand what drove Adam Lanza to commit the unthinkable massacre of 20 children and their guardians. While details of his mental state are still unclear, many have said that Lanza may have suffered from a mental illness like schizophrenia or a disorder like Asperger’s. But here’s the problem: these diagnoses are total speculation.

In a special honor roll, we remember the 27 victims — 20 children and seven adults — of the mass shooting in Newtown, Conn. Twenty-five photographs were available — first, the children in alphabetical order.

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Charlotte Bacon, 6 years old

Daniel Barden, 7 years old

Olivia Engel, 6 years old

Josephine Gay, 7 years old

Ana Marquez-Greene, 6 years old

Dylan Hockley, 6 years old

Madeleine F. Hsu, 6 years old

Catherine Hubbard, 6 years old

Chase Kowalski, 7 years old

Jesse Lewis, 6 years old

James Mattioli, 6 years old

Grace McDonnell, 7 years old

Emilie Parker, 6 years old

Jack Pinto, 6 years old

Noah Pozner, 6 years old

Caroline Previdi, 6 years old

Jessica Rekos, 6 years old

Avielle Richman, 6 years old

Benjamin Wheeler, 6 years old

Allison Wyatt, 6 years old

Rachel Marie D’Avino, 29 years old

Dawn Hochsprung, 47 years old

Nancy Lanza, 52 years old

Anne Marie Murphy, 52 years old

Lauren Rousseau, 30 years old

Mary Sherlach, 56 years old

Vicki Leigh Soto, 27 years old

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