Aaron Alexis Navy Yard shooter

The Navy Yard gunman responsible for one of the largest mass murders in Washington D.C. history was treated for Schizophrenia, according to law enforcement officials.

Navy reservist Aaron Alexis, 34, was treated at the Veterans Administration hospital for mental problems which included hearing voices, the officials told the Associated Press.

Alexis killed 12 people and wounded 14 others before he was shot and killed by police during a shooting rampage in the nation's Capital on Monday.

His family told the AP Alexis was a paranoid schizophrenic who heard voices in his head. Alexis carried a .45 handgun tucked in his waistband because he feared people would steal his belongings.

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petition Obama attend Hadiya Pendleton

In December, President Obama flew cross country to grieve with the parents of the 20 slain Sandy Hook Elementary school children. And now friends of 16-year-old Hadiya Pendleton are asking Obama to do the same for her. Pendleton, an honors student and drum majorette, was shot and killed in a park in Obama's hometown of Chicago 2 days after she danced for him at his 2nd Inauguration.

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Tip Harris on gun control

In the wake of tragic school shootings such as the Sandy Hook Elementary school massacre, rap mogul T.I. still hasn't softened his stance on gun ownership.

In an interview with Reuters, rap mogul Tip "T.I." Harris discussed his upcoming role in a comedy film, "Identity Thief"; his current album, Trouble Man; and his plans to use social media to stay relevant.

But it's his views on gun control that's getting the most attention on the blogs. In response to a question about gun ownership, T.I. said "Having a firearm is just as common as having bottled water" and "bullets are just as common as sticks of gum."

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Obama signs gun control measures

Using his powers of the presidential executive order, President Obama signed sweeping new gun control measures into law today.

Looking very presidential, Mr. Obama remembered the most innocent victims of gun violence -- the 20 Sandy Hook Elementary students who were gunned down by a crazed gunman wielding an assault rifle last month.

“We can't put this off any longer,” Obama said. He urged Congress to approve measures requiring universal background checks on gun buyers, and banning assault weapons and high-capacity ammunition clips.

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A reader emailed to express his opinion on this post dated Monday December 17.

From: Ronnie McCarthon ronnie.mccarthon@hotmail.com
To: sandra@sandrarose.com
Subject: Obama shameful photo op

The pictures on your site were released by the individuals who took them, those pictures were NOT a photo op. The White House did not release any pictures of the trip to Conn. Those families were happy and grateful to have the president there and he by all means should be able to smile with children without being accussed of doing something shameful. Your article is shameful.

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