Funerals for School Shooting Victims Continue in Newtown

Category: US Society / Dec 20, 2012 10:34AM EDT
In what has now become a daily occurrence, mourners gathered for a fourth day of funerals to honor victims of last week's massacre of 20 children and six adults at Sandy Hook Elementary School in Newtown, Connecticut. Early Thursday morning (December 20) grieving family members and well wishers headed to the St. Rose of Lima Church in Newtown to remember six-year old Catherine Hubbard, one of the 20 first-graders who died in the attack on December 14. The massacre of so many children, all of whom were just 6 or 7 years old, shocked the United States and the world and renewed debate over gun control in a nation where the right to bear arms is protected by the Constitution and fiercely defended by many. Around the globe, newspaper editorials from the Philippines to South Africa urged stronger U.S. gun-control efforts and said they were long overdue.