Newtown http://nhpr.org en Gun Rights Advocates Push Back Against Universal Background Checks Bill http://nhpr.org/post/gun-rights-advocates-push-back-against-universal-background-checks-bill <p></p><p>Gun rights advocates pushed back at a public hearing Tuesday against a bill that would require universal background checks for firearm sales in New Hampshire.</p><p> Tue, 21 Jan 2014 21:46:29 +0000 Michael Brindley 42208 at http://nhpr.org Gun Rights Advocates Push Back Against Universal Background Checks Bill Assessing Mental Health Care: One Year After Newtown http://nhpr.org/post/assessing-mental-health-care-one-year-after-newtown <p>The unthinkable event that left twenty school kids and six teachers dead in Newtown, Connecticut last year, stunned a nation. But Newtown didn’t stand alone; there have been many incidents in the last few years that left us in disbelief, like the ones at Virginia Tech, Washington’s naval shipyard, an Aurora, Colorado movie theater, and a Wisconsin Sikh Temple. The two things they had in common: a gun was used, and in many cases the perpetrator had a mental illness. This year, as debates crossed the country about gun control; the question ‘are we doing enough for the mentally ill?’ arose. Thu, 12 Dec 2013 14:00:00 +0000 Laura Knoy 39955 at http://nhpr.org Assessing Mental Health Care: One Year After Newtown For Many N.H. Schools, Sandy Hook Brought Security Needs To Forefront http://nhpr.org/post/many-nh-schools-sandy-hook-brought-security-needs-forefront <p></p><p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">Many schools in New Hampshire enhanced their security in response to the mass shooting at Sandy Hook Elementary School in Newtown, Conn. a year ago.</span></p><p>Those new measures come at a big cost to school districts.</p><p>And they’re forcing school officials to decide what type of security works for their buildings and their communities.</p><p></p><p>Even the head of Nashua’s school district needs clearance before he’s allowed into any of the city’s 17 schools.</p> Wed, 11 Dec 2013 20:41:39 +0000 Michael Brindley 39967 at http://nhpr.org For Many N.H. Schools, Sandy Hook Brought Security Needs To Forefront Guns And Gun Culture: One Year After Newtown http://nhpr.org/post/guns-and-gun-culture-one-year-after-newtown <p>The news was hard to fathom a year ago: twenty first graders and six educators shot to death during an ordinary school day in Newtown, Connecticut.&nbsp; Afterward, the national soul-searching seemed to reach new depths, with President Obama insisting “these tragedies must end, and to end them we must change.”&nbsp; At the time, polls showed a majority of Americans agreed some aspects of gun laws could be altered, expanding background checks, for instance.&nbsp;&nbsp; But Washington lawmakers failed pass legislation, and the debate has since shifted to the states.&nbsp; Both sides have scor Wed, 11 Dec 2013 14:00:00 +0000 Laura Knoy 39889 at http://nhpr.org Guns And Gun Culture: One Year After Newtown Talking About Mental Health, Post-Newtown http://nhpr.org/post/talking-about-mental-health-post-newtown <P><A href="http://www.poynter.org/author/abeaujon/"><STRONG>Andrew Beaujon </STRONG></A>is senior online reporter for the Poynter institute. He talked to a number of health reporters about <A href="http://www.poynter.org/latest-news/mediawire/199090/mental-health-reporters-say-newtown-shooting-coverage-shows-progress/">how they think mental health coverage is being handled post-Newtown</A>, and he joins us with his findings.</P> <P></P> <P> Mon, 07 Jan 2013 15:40:57 +0000 Virginia Prescott 19683 at http://nhpr.org Talking About Mental Health, Post-Newtown