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Connecticut Shooting

13 People Wounded In Shooting At Connecticut Party

Reuters | Chloe Angyal | Posted 08.21.2016 | Crime

NEW YORK (Reuters) - Thirteen people were shot and wounded when at least two shooters fired into a house party from a neighboring backyard in Bridgepo...

Massive Petition Urges Walmart To Stop Selling Assault Rifles

Posted 01.23.2014 | Business

More than 85,000 people are asking Walmart to stop selling assault weapons in the wake of the Connecticut shooting that killed 26 people last month. ...

NRA President: 'We Don't Think' Our Policies Were Responsible For Newtown

The Huffington Post | Alana Horowitz | Posted 12.23.2012 | Politics

NRA President David Keene appeared on CBS's Face The Nation to weigh in on the gun control debate. Unsurprisingly, he came out swinging against tighte...

Another GOP Senator Expresses Support For Gun Control

The Huffington Post | Alana Horowitz | Posted 12.23.2012 | Politics

Senator Kay Bailey Hutchison (R-Texas) expressed support for gun control on Sunday. “We ought to be looking at where the real danger is, like tho...

Are the Rights of Some Citizens Worth More Than the Rights of Others?

Zaina Arafat | Posted 02.22.2013 | Crime
Zaina Arafat

We want the gun control debate to happen today, in the thick of this latest tragedy, if only for the sake of preventing the next one.

What's More Dangerous: Gay Marriage or Guns?

Judge H. Lee Sarokin | Posted 02.20.2013 | Politics
Judge H. Lee Sarokin

How many people are harmed by gay marriage? None. How many people are killed by guns every year? About 30,000. So what legislation do we need? Prohibit gay marriage and oppose gun regulation. I feel safer already just thinking about it.

WATCH: Remember the Victims, Reject the Violence

Bill Moyers | Posted 02.20.2013 | Crime
Bill Moyers

Good laws are hard to come by. Civilization, just as hard. The rough and tumble of politics makes them so. But democracy aims for a moral order as just as humanly possible, which means laws that protect the weak and not just the strong. Lest we forget.

An Open Letter to the Children

Randall Amster | Posted 02.19.2013 | Parents
Randall Amster

know that an apology doesn't make it all better. I also know that you might have heard some terrible things lately about children who were hurt, and even killed, at a school in Connecticut. Please know that this horrible thing has a lot of adults feeling heartbroken, and that many of us are determined to work for a world where things like this don't happen anymore.

Snowflakes for Sandy Hook

Katelyn Darrow | Posted 02.19.2013 | Teen
Katelyn Darrow

When I was younger, I used to love cutting out and decorating snowflakes. Using paper and coffee filters, I'd spend hours constructing intricate designs. With a pack of Crayola crayons at hand, five-year-old me would make masterpieces.

The Sandy Hook School Shootings Didn't Happen Because We Don't Allow God in Schools

Kel Kelly | Posted 02.18.2013 | Politics
Kel Kelly

Earth to Governor Huckabee -- The shootings in Newtown Connecticut didn't happen because we don't allow God in schools. God lives in hearts, not in schools.

Possible Motive Uncovered In Sandy Hook Massacre (UPDATE)

Posted 12.21.2012 | Crime

Nancy Lanza, the mother of the Sandy Hook shooter, was in the process of having her son committed to a psychiatric facility when he went on the mass s...

WATCH: Conan O'Brien Addresses CT Shooting

Posted 12.18.2012 | Comedy

Horrified as we all are at Friday's deadly school shooting in Connecticut, Conan O'Brien chose to forego his usual monologue of topical jokes on Monda...

Palin Sounds Off On 'Unspeakable Evil,' Slams Politicians And Media

The Huffington Post | Paige Lavender | Posted 12.18.2012 | Politics

Former Alaska governor Sarah Palin shared her thoughts on the Newtown school shooting Monday night, saying people should ignore politicians and the me...

'The Voice' Recap: Top 3 Perform After Touching Tribute To Newtown

Jaimie Etkin | Posted 12.18.2012 | TV
Jaimie Etkin

The Voice" kicked off part one of the Season 3 finale with a touching tribute to the victims of the Newtown shooting at Sandy Hook Elementary School. While singing Jeff Buckley's "Hallelujah," everyone held a sign with the name and age of one of the victims.

Lessons From the Teacher Heroes

Kevin M. Ryan | Posted 02.16.2013 | Impact
Kevin M. Ryan

Pop was a teacher when I was a kid. My brothers and I watched him work late into the night grading papers and writing college recommendations. He visi...

Bright Lights In A Dark Moment: Ann Curry's #26Acts Of Kindness

Anjali Sareen | Posted 02.16.2013 | Impact
Anjali Sareen

For a nation still in mourning over a horrific tragedy, journalist Ann Curry offers a glimmer hope: a challenge to do #26acts of kindness in tribute to the 26 innocent victims of Sandy Hook.

Guns in America: How Many Lives Is It Going to Take?

Miles J. Zaremski | Posted 02.16.2013 | Politics
Miles J. Zaremski

When will the expansiveness of the Second Amendment be curtailed? When will elected representatives in Washington act and not utter wasted words? When will President Obama act to make gun control part of his second term?

Lessons from the Teacher Heroes

Kevin M. Ryan | Posted 02.16.2013 | Education
Kevin M. Ryan

On Friday, the heroism and generosity of teachers and school staff in Newtown became apparent to us all.

I Would Have Shot Adam Lanza: Oregon Politician Says He'd Have Prevented Sandy Hook Deaths

The Huffington Post | Meredith Bennett-Smith | Posted 12.17.2012 | Education

In the wake of last week's horrifying tragedy at Sandy Hook Elementary School, Oregon state Rep. Dennis Richardson, a Central Point Republican, sent o...

The Rolling Stones Get Satisfaction in Final Anniversary Concert

Salvatore Bono | Posted 10.26.2014 | New York
Salvatore Bono

They have been a band longer than they haven't. They have survived the changing trends in music for nearly six decades. They withstood various line-up changes, and even the death of a band member. Yet, like a fine wine, The Rolling Stones have gotten better with age.

First Two Funerals For Young Victims Of Sandy Hook Tragedy

Posted 12.22.2012 | Crime

Monday marks the first two burials of the 20 young children massacred at Sandy Hook Elementary School last week. Jack Pinto, 6, is remembered as a ...

Save the Children

Randall Amster | Posted 02.16.2013 | Politics
Randall Amster

As a person concerned about the well-being of all peoples and the tenuous future of our species, I keep hearing myself think: What will it take to end the madness?

An Open Letter to My Children in a Town Not Far From Newtown

David Mednicoff | Posted 02.16.2013 | Crime
David Mednicoff

This is why your mom and I don't really like you to play with toy guns, and we definitely support laws that make it more difficult for people to have guns. Yet guns are not the only problem here. Sometimes people do really bad things.

No One Is Safe: Tragedy in a Connecticut School

Roberta Michnick Golinkoff | Posted 02.16.2013 | Parents
Roberta Michnick Golinkoff

Headlines like those that flooded the news on December 14th strike us at our very core. They point to our frailties and to the serious lack of control that we have over our children's lives. What we can do, however, is not succumb to the drama.

Why Asperger’s Does Not Explain The Connecticut Shooting

2012-07-03-slatelogo.jpg | Posted 12.17.2012 | Parents

By Emily Willingham Some news coverage in the last 48 hours has mentioned autism in the context of the tragedy in Connecticut, particularly referen...