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3 Largest Bay Area Cities To Hold Gun Buyback Drives During Sandy Hook 2-Year Anniversary

San Francisco, San Jose and Oakland will hold gun buyback programs this weekend on the two-year anniversary of the Sandy Hook Elementary School shootings.

12/12/2014

Responders gather at the scene of a mass school shooting at Sandy Hook Elementary School on December 14, 2012 in Newtown, Connecticut. (Mario Tama/Getty Images)

East Bay Schools Staff Training To Survive Gunman Attack

Teachers and staff at some Bay Area schools are receiving special safety training from a Texas institute on how to respond in the event that a gunman is on campus.

09/04/2013

U.S. Sen. Dianne Feinstein (D-CA) stands next to a display of assault weapons during a news conference January 24, 2013 on Capitol Hill in Washington, DC. (Alex Wong/Getty Images)

Sen. Feinstein Blames NRA, Gun Makers For Derailing Assault Weapons Ban

U.S. Senator Dianne Feinstein is blaming the National Rifle Association and gun manufacturers for the reluctance among many of her colleagues to ban assault weapons and high-capacity ammunition magazines.

04/03/2013

A box of 500 .22 cal. bullets. (Scott Olson/Getty Images)

Phil Matier: Committee Considers Berkeley Lawmaker’s Ammunition Bill

The Assembly Committee on Public Safety was tasked with considering a proposal to require ammunition vendors to be authorized dealers and to get identification from buyers. A hearing was scheduled for 9 a.m.

04/02/2013

The Sandy Hook Promise Innovation Initiative web page. (CBS)

Sandy Hook Families Join Tech Leaders To Launch Anti-Gun Violence Initiative

Family members who lost children in the Sandy Hook school shooting gathered in San Francisco with some of the top Bay Area technology entrepreneurs and venture capitalists on Thursday, announcing an initiative with the aim of reducing gun violence through technological innovation.

03/14/2013

President Barack Obama speaks on proposals to reduce gun violence as Vice President Joe Biden watches on January 16, 2013. (MANDEL NGAN/AFP/Getty Images)

Bay Area Reacts Favorably To President Obama’s Plan To Curb Gun Violence

A CBS 5 poll of Bay Area residents – taken shortly after the president released his plan – showed significant support for background checks (76%), an assault weapons ban (71%), and ammunition limits (67%).

01/16/2013

Newtown Shrine

Ways To Help Those Affected By Connecticut School Shooting

The nation is grieving for the victims of a mass shooting at Sandy Hook Elementary School in Connecticut and many are wondering how they can help.

12/18/2012

Ryan Kraft (CBS)

Former Babysitter Warned By Conn. Gunman’s Mother ‘Never Turn Your Back’

A man who said he once babysat for Newtown, Conn., gunman Adam Lanza says he recalls Lanza’s mother warning him never to turn his back on the boy – not even to go to the bathroom.

12/17/2012

Residents pay tribute to the victims of an elementary school shooting in Newtown, Connecticut, on December 15, 2012.  (EMMANUEL DUNAND/AFP/Getty Images)

Names, Details Emerge About Connecticut Shooting Victims

The nation is reeling as more details emerge about the victims of the Connecticut school massacre.

12/15/2012

Richmond High School

Bay Area Schools Increase Security, Offer Counseling After Connecticut Massacre

In the wake of 27 people, including 20 children, being gunned down at a Newton, Connecticut elementary school, security was stepped up and counseling services were made available at schools throughout the Bay Area on Friday.

12/14/2012

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