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Lockwood man admits school shooting threat

Lockwood man admits school shooting threat

A Lockwood man admitted Thursday to a felony charge for calling 911 five days after a school massacre in Connecticut and threatening that there would be a school shooting locally.

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Guest opinion: Even gun rights need reasonable limits

Many guns rights advocates argue that the Second Amendment grants an absolute right to bear the arms of their choice without reservation or restriction. This argument finds no support in our constitutional history. Not one of our constitutional rights may be exercised with impunity. All righ…

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Guest opinion: Too many Montana lawmakers put NRA first

As a Montana legislator, I have seen how easily our attitude on gun control has been undermined by the National Rifle Association.

December 30, 2012 12:05 amLoading…

Guest opinion: A conservative case for banning assault weapons

Last month, I sentenced Jared Lee Loughner to seven consecutive life terms plus 140 years in federal prison for his shooting rampage in Tucson. That tragedy left six people dead, more than twice that number injured and a community shaken to its core.

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Group begins assembling paper chain that will reach from Billings to Newtown

Group begins assembling paper chain that will reach from Billings to Newtown

Paper Hearts Across America organizers and volunteers began assembling the chain of thousands of paper hearts Thursday afternoon that have poured in from all over the world that will eventually stretch the 2,090-mile distance from Billings to Newtown, Conn.

December 27, 2012 8:00 pm Photos

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Casper students send chain of hearts to Sandy Hook

Casper students send chain of hearts to Sandy Hook

CASPER, Wyo. — Imagining what pupils in Sandy Hook Elementary School went through, Eddie Atkinson thought of his little brother. If a shooter came into Southridge Elementary School, the fourth-grader said, he’d “get the heck out of this room” and run to protect Cristopf.

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Friday saw dip in attendance at SD2 schools

Attendance was down across Billings-area schools Friday.

December 21, 2012 4:45 pmLoading…
Bell ringing and moment of silence for Newtown victims

Bell ringing and moment of silence for Newtown victims

A group of about 60 people met at the Maverick Hose Co. bell on the MSU-B campus to ring the bell 26 times to honor the 26 victims of the Newtown killings.

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Gazette opinion: How can U.S. reduce risk of gun violence?

The tragedy of Sandy Hook Elementary is the latest, worst manifestation of two problems that have long plagued our great nation:

December 20, 2012 12:10 am Related Loading…

Guest opinion: After Newtown, how much worse does it have to get?

Another deadly shooting rampage has stunned our nation, this time in the quiet suburbs of Connecticut. Twenty-seven families have lost loved ones. Parents are preparing to bury their children. And hundreds of elementary school students in Newtown have suddenly been robbed of their innocence …

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E.J. Dionne Jr.: U.S. must act now to curb gun violence

WASHINGTON — We should mourn, but we should be angry.

December 18, 2012 12:00 amLoading…
Billings family, school organize paper heart drive for Newtown, Conn.

Billings family, school organize paper heart drive for Newtown, Conn.

Gala Thompson didn't know how to tell her 5- and 9-year-old daughters, Hannah and Madeline, about the Dec. 14 mass shooting at Sandy Hook Elementary in Newtown, Conn., that took the lives of 20 children and six adults.

December 17, 2012 3:00 pm Photos

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