Colombian company makes child-size bulletproof vests after Sandy Hook shooting

Colombian bulletproof clothing designer launches new CHILDREN'S line of vests and backpacks in wake of Sandy Hook massacre | UPDATED: 02:32 GMT, 31 December 2012 A Colombian company that makes stylish bulletproof clothing has launched a new line of child-sized vests and backpacks in the wake of the elementary school massacre in Newtown, Connecticut.

Americans pose by the Christmas tree with guns they got as gifts

Celebrating Christmas with a bang: Americans pose happily by the tree with guns they were given as gifts despite wake of deadly shootingsNumerous Americans take to social networking sites to display the guns they received as Christmas presents The AR-15 was used in Newtown, Connecticut, and Aurora Colorado, shootings as well as the deadly Christmas Eve ambush on Webster, New York, firefighters | UPDATED: 15:09 GMT, 26 December 2012 Santa Claus came to town – and he was packing heat – as numerous Americans were seen on social networks posing in front of their Christmas trees with the same assault rifle used by the gunmen in three recent bloody killings. Grinning from ear-to-ear, those who received AR-15 assault rifles took to sites like Twitter and Instagram, posting photos of themselves with their brand new toys. One Twitter user posted: 'I got just what I wanted.

More than 65,000 sign petition to deport Piers Morgan over "hostile" gun control views

More than 65,000 sign petition to deport Piers Morgan over 'hostile' gun control viewsBritish CNN host has taken aggressive stand for tighter U.S. gun laws after the Sandy Hook Elementary School massacrePetition claims he has engaged in hostile attack against U.S

He"s gone all American. Guys, it"s where the money is

He's gone all American. Guys, it's where the money is By Quentin Letts PUBLISHED: 00:03 GMT, 19 December 2012 | UPDATED: 00:03 GMT, 19 December 2012 Since Sunset Boulevard’s Norma Desmond, and surely before, old thesps have found it agony to retire. They have dreamed of reviving their glory years, of delighting once more their past, adoring public – only to find that the magic has vanished like morning’s gossamer.

Sandy Hook shooting: First pictures of Connecticut home where Adam Lanza murdered his mother Nancy

First pictures of idyllic home where school shooter Adam Lanza murdered his mother – and the empty children's slide sitting out back | UPDATED: 19:05 GMT, 17 December 2012 A sad and lonely children's slide stands outside the home where Sandy Hook Elementary School gunman Adam Lanza lived – a poignant reminder of the 20 children he gunned down last Friday. Attached to a wooden climbing frame, the slide is positioned right outside the side door to the grand home Adam, 20, shared with his mother Nancy, who he gunned down inside before he left to commit his massacre. A side porch light has been left on outside the white $1.5 million dollar home which is set atop a steep, manicured green lawn which is surrounded by dense forest on either side

Sandy Hook shooting: First-graders tried to make a run from crazed gunman Adam Lanza but were shot dead

Revealed: How shooter coldly gunned down six terrified first-graders after they tried to run for safety from their classroom closet Six children tried to escape and were shot dead; the seven who stayed in hiding survived Father Neil Heslin said son Jesse Lewis was one of the students who tried to flee, adding: 'I can see him making that choice and just doing something'Victoria Soto, 27, sacrificed herself to save her first grade students by throwing her body in front of gunman Adam Lanza Principal Dawn Hochsprung and school psychologist Mary Sherlach were also killed execution-style after confronting LanzaA fourth teacher has been named as Lauren Rousseau, 30 | UPDATED: 19:41 GMT, 17 December 2012 Six of the children killed in the shooting massacre at Sandy Hook school were gunned down as they made a brave escape attempt, it emerged today. The first-graders had been hidden in a closet by teacher Victoria Soto when the first gunshots rang out at the elementary School in Newtown on Friday morning

Sandy Hook victims: America"s night of grief as citizens unite for candle-lit vigils

America's night of grief: Citizens unite as they attend candle-lit vigils to remember the 26 Sandy Hook victims Paper lanterns were released into sky at a vigil in Omaha, Nebraska Hundreds attended Newtown High School to see President Barack Obama preside over an interfaith worship vigil | UPDATED: 16:23 GMT, 17 December 2012 Americans were united in their grief last night as they attended vigils to remember the 26 victims of the Sandy Hook shooting. Many people lit candles as they stood in the dark clutching candles while silently reflecting on the tragic events of last Friday. Paper lanterns were released into the night sky during a vigil in Omaha, Nebraska

Von Meyer: Man arrested with 47 guns after threat to "kill as many as possible" at Jane Ball Elementary School

Police arrest man with 47 guns after threatening to 'kill as many people as possible' at ANOTHER elementary school at the SAME TIME as Connecticut massacreVon Meyer, 60, was arrested after making threats against schoolMeyer lives less than 1,000 feet from Jane Ball Elementary SchoolMan is known member of Invaders Motorcycle Gang | UPDATED: 08:40 GMT, 17 December 2012 An Indiana man with 47 guns and stocks of ammunition was arrested after threatening to go into a local elementary school and 'kill as many people as he could before police could stop him'. Von Meyer, 60, was arrested on Friday after his wife called Cedar Lake police after he threatened to set her on fire and continue his violent spree by attacking a nearby elementary school.

Adam Lanza: How Newtown gunman went from fresh-faced schoolboy to home-schooled loner

Changing face of a killer: How gunman went from fresh-faced schoolboy to home-schooled loner who liked to burn himself with a lighterThe shooter, Adam Lanza, 20, described as a ‘ticking time bomb’ who suffered from Asperger’s syndrome and was painfully shy and awkwardMother Nancy Lanza believed he'd begun to burn himself so he could 'feel something'Peers remember him as a quiet and extremely intelligent student who kept to himself and carried black briefcase to classGrew up around guns with his mother's guidance on how to shoot Brother Ryan, 24, an accountant at Ernst and Young, said Adam had personality disorder Gunman killed his mother at home they shared in Newtown, then stole her guns and carried out massacreReporters broke the news of the massacre to Adam's father, Peter, who is divorced from the mother and lives in Stamford, Connecticut with new wife | UPDATED: 10:34 GMT, 17 December 2012 After perpetrating one of the worst mass shootings in American history Adam Lanza has become a household name, but details on the man behind the monstrous act remain maddeningly scarce. But from what we now know about Lanza from former classmates and those few who spoke with the deeply disturbed young man alternately described as shy, intelligent, and a masochist, it seems Lanza went from meek fresh-faced schoolboy to a home-schooled loner who hurt himself so that he could 'feel something.' At his most innocent, Lanza is described as a mild-mannered student in high school, making the honor roll, and living with his mother, Nancy Lanza, who in turn loved playing dice games and decorating their upscale home for the holidays. Innocent once: Gunman Adam Lanza was just another fresh-faced student once, described by peers as shy but intelligent Killer: Adam Lanza would sometimes burn himself as if he was trying to find a way to feel, his mother said Weird: Students said Lanza while quiet was developing into a kid who hung out with the 'freaks' Nancy Lanza's home in Newtown, Connecticut, where she was found shot dead from a gunshot wound to the face He also suffered from Asperger's syndrome and was painfully shy and awkward, former classmates said.