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Right and Wrong Answers on School Safety

Marian Wright Edelman | Posted 06.05.2013 | Politics
Marian Wright Edelman

Despite the loud voice of the National Rifle Association (NRA), scholars, experts on school safety, and teachers overwhelmingly disagree with turning schools into armed camps rather than places of nonviolent positive learning.

What the NRA Doesn't Want You to Know

Marian Wright Edelman | Posted 05.29.2013 | Politics
Marian Wright Edelman

For years the NRA has actively fought against and prevented research on the causes and costs of gun violence. Why have we put up so long with efforts to block all research on a huge public health threat that injures and kills tens of thousands of Americans every year?

WATCH: Inside The 3D-Printed Gun Movement

The Huffington Post | Melissa Jeltsen | Posted 03.27.2013 | Technology

The United States' current gun control debate has centered on what type of guns people should legally own and what hoops people should jump through to...

The TSA's Gun Fixation

Christopher Elliott | Posted 05.21.2013 | Travel
Christopher Elliott

Truth is, the TSA is looking for a one-in-a-billion terrorist who wants to blow up a plane and the rest of the time, it's supposed to be in the customer-service business, coaching passengers through a hopelessly convoluted and confusing screening process.

We Cannot Stop Until Children Stop Dying From Gun Violence

Marian Wright Edelman | Posted 03.27.2013 | Politics
Marian Wright Edelman

Although the U.S. accounts for less than 5 percent of the global population, Americans own an estimated 35 to 50 percent of all civilian-owned guns in the world. We can free our nation of this scourge of gun violence.

The Massive Human and Moral Cost of Gun Violence

Marian Wright Edelman | Posted 03.13.2013 | Politics
Marian Wright Edelman

The heartrending massacre of 20 6- and 7-year-old children and six educators in Newtown, Conn., has galvanized public attention once again after a mass shooting. But the killing of children by gun violence is not new. In 2013, as we prepare to celebrate Martin Luther King's birthday and the 50th anniversary of the March on Washington and the dream of our gun-slain prophet of nonviolence, let us truly hear and follow rather than just celebrate him. Now is the time to free ourselves from the plague of gun violence which has taken over 1.3 million American lives since Dr. King and Robert Kennedy's assassinations in 1968. This is twice the loss of life than all American battle casualties in all the major wars we have fought since our nation began.

New Year's Resolutions for the NRA

Martha Rosenberg | Posted 03.03.2013 | Politics
Martha Rosenberg

Though the blather is designed to reveal how ignorant the public is about firearms, even as it tries legislate them, the truth is we get buzzed just talking about weapons.

Brother, Lay Down Your Arms

Levi Ben-Shmuel | Posted 02.26.2013 | Healthy Living
Levi Ben-Shmuel

The carnage in Newtown ripped my heart. I know the problem is complicated and its solution is crying out for a multifaceted approach, but common sense says it is time to legislate laying down some of our arms.

Former Senator: 'Legitimate Gun Owners' Should Leave NRA

The Huffington Post | John Stephens | Posted 12.19.2012 | HuffPost Live 321

Former U.S. Senator and presidential candidate Gary Hart on Wednesday called on what he termed "legitimate gun owners" to form a new organization sepa...

Where I Stand on Guns

Maria Rodale | Posted 02.18.2013 | Healthy Living
Maria Rodale

I dropped off my daughter at the mall to do some Christmas shopping. "Watch out for random gunmen" I said in all seriousness. "I know," she said an...

Oakland Buyback Nets 300 Guns

Youth Radio -- Youth Media International | Posted 02.17.2013 | San Francisco
Youth Radio -- Youth Media International

Photo Credit: JENNY BOLARIO/Youth Radio By: Denise Tejada Over 130 cars full of Oakland, Calif. residents lined up as early as 6 a.m. this past Sa...

Remember All the Children, Mr. President

Bill Quigley | Posted 02.16.2013 | Politics
Bill Quigley

Remember the 20 children who died in Newton Connecticut.

School Principal Chases Away Man With Gun On School Campus

The Huffington Post | Laura Hibbard | Posted 08.10.2012 | Education

Donevin Hoskins, the principal at Towers High School in Decatur, Ga., may have prevented a tragedy when he noticed a man on campus carrying a loaded 9...

Eight Things More Difficult Than Owning a Gun

Charli James | Posted 09.24.2012 | Politics
Charli James

Let's take a look at eight common activities that require more time, information or effort than owning a gun.

WATCH: Living Under the Gun

Bill Moyers | Posted 09.19.2012 | Politics
Bill Moyers

Every year there are 30,000 gun deaths and 300,000 gun-related assaults in the U.S. Firearm violence may cost our country as much as $100 billion a year. Toys are regulated with greater care and safety concerns.

What a Difference a Gun Makes

Marian Wright Edelman | Posted 06.13.2012 | Politics
Marian Wright Edelman

It's a tragedy that five years after Virginia Tech so little has changed. How many years must we wait until tragic headlines about school shootings, children dying, and people using the "shoot first and ask questions later" defense to take the law into their own hands go away? When will we finally get the courage to stand up as a nation and say enough to the deadly proliferation of guns and gun violence that endanger children's and public safety? As a nation we can't afford to keep waiting for common-sense gun control laws that would protect our children and all of us from indefensible gun violence. The time to act is now.

Gun Study Shows Holding Weapon Has Weird Effect On Men's Appearance

Posted 04.13.2012 | Science

By: Jeanna Bryner, LiveScience Managing Editor Published: 04/12/2012 06:18 PM EDT on LiveScience With gun in hand, a man of any size appears big...

Walking While Black

Marian Wright Edelman | Posted 05.21.2012 | Politics
Marian Wright Edelman

The outcry over Trayvon's death is absolutely right and just. We need a nation where senseless deaths no longer happen.

What Would Happen If You Shot A Gun In Space?

Posted 02.22.2012 | Science

By: Natalie Wolchover Published: 02/22/2012 10:51 AM EST on Lifes Little Mysteries Fires can't burn in the oxygen-free vacuum of space, but guns...

New York's Finest Cut to the Chase in the Murder of Police Officer Peter Figoski

Audrey Silk | Posted 03.13.2012 | New York
Audrey Silk

The brunt of the fury should have been trained on Lamont Pride first and foremost. In the end, he was solely responsible for his actions.

Amish Girl Shot Dead In Buggy By Man Cleaning Gun: Sheriff

AP | Posted 12.21.2011 | Crime

FREDERICKSBURG, Ohio -- A man cleaning his muzzle-loading rifle shot the gun into the air, accidentally killing a 15-year-old Amish girl driving a hor...

TSA Stops Passenger Over Purse Design

Posted 12.02.2011 | Travel

Vanessa Gibbs had no problem getting her Western-themed purse through security at Jacksonville International Airport. But, on her return trip from Nor...

Did Attorney General Holder Lie to Congress?

Adam Winkler | Posted 12.12.2011 | Politics
Adam Winkler

The Republicans in Congress have set their sights on Holder in what is likely to turn out to be the first major scandal of the Obama administration.

11-Year-Old Girl Shoots Her 14-Year-Old Sister With Shotgun While 'Playing CSI'

Posted 11.26.2011 | Crime

Two sisters were "playing CSI" with a loaded 20-gauge shotgun when the game turned all too real, according to investigators in Logansport, Ind. An ...

Banned: Indian Actress Caught in Sex Scandal

Shirin Sadeghi | Posted 11.14.2011 | World
Shirin Sadeghi

It would be a hoot and a half if anyone in Hollywood lost their job over allegations of infidelity. By most estimates, Tinseltown would become a ghost town. Too bad thirty year old Nikita Thukral is based in India, then.