Michael Atherton: Survivor of triple shotgun killing, Laura McGoldrick, breaks down as firearms expert shows inquest how easily weapon could be…

Survivor of triple shotgun killing breaks down as firearms expert shows inquest how easily weapon could be reloadedMichael Atherton texted partner offering to stay away to avoid confrontationLaura McGoldrick fled to safety by climbing through bathroom windowShe was comforted by family as gun used was shown during hearing . Firearms expert PC Mark Outhwaite opened a cardboard evidence box and produced the camouflaged shotgun – one of six weapons legally owned by Atherton – which was used to such devastating effect. As he showed the coroner Andrew Tweddle how it could be reloaded within moments, and with loud clicks ringing out in the hearing, Laura McGoldrick, who fled to safety by climbing through the bathroom window that night, wept and was comforted by her family.

Newtown school shooting: Obama"s tears won"t stop the slaughter

Obama's tears won't stop the slaughter | UPDATED: 09:39 GMT, 17 December 2012 The latest firearm atrocity in America — 20 small children and six adults shot to death by a suicidal 20-year-old ‘loner’, Adam Lanza — is attended by the usual hand-wringing debate about gun control. Those who seek new restraints — particularly on automatic, rapid-firing weapons — say: ‘If not now, when’ But those against gun control quote the 2nd Amendment of the U.S

Obama"s tears won"t

Obama's tears won't stop the slaughter | UPDATED: 22:40 GMT, 16 December 2012 The latest firearm atrocity in America — 20 small children and six adults shot to death by a suicidal 20-year-old ‘loner’, Adam Lanza — is attended by the usual hand-wringing debate about gun control. Those who seek new restraints — particularly on automatic, rapid-firing weapons — say: ‘If not now, when’ But those against gun control quote the 2nd Amendment of the U.S.