In the wake of the chaos, everything from film violence to gun control is being talked about and looked at from different angles throughout the country.
Though originally intended for the Afghanistan War, it could soon be headed to the U.S., under the guise of a "riot control device."
Recent U.S. Supreme Court decisions stated that the Second Amendment allows people the right to own guns unconnected to military service. But those developments may have been reinterpreted in lower courts, leading to a slight losing streak for gun activists.
The 71-26 vote marked a significant foreign policy achievement for the Obama administration during the lame-duck Congressional session.
Senate Republicans appeared increasingly determined to use the nuclear treaty as a political football in their drive to block all possible administration initiatives.
The United States "is responsible for the greatest act of terrorism in the history of the world, the nuclear bombing of Hiroshima and Nagasaki." So said Veterans for Peace activist, David Jenkins, during a candlelight vigil August 8.
Marking the 65th year since the first atomic bombs were dropped on Hiroshima and Nagasaki, Japan, vigils were held on the New Haven Green at time the bombs were dropped on August 6 and 9.
President Obama introduced a new nuclear weapons policy Tuesday with the aim of reducing nuclear weapons and a promise that America would no longer build them.
The U.S. and Russia are close to an agreement that will make major cuts in their nuclear stockpiles. It is seen as a step in the direction of complete nuclear disarmament.