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One Year Later, Enough Is Enough

Connor Ryan | Posted 02.13.2014 | Media
Connor Ryan

On the one-year anniversary of the shootings, it's only right for journalists to pivot away from this story and recognize that the people whose lives were irrevocably altered last December have asked for nothing but peace this year.

Happy Are Those Whose Help Is the God of Jesse (Psalm 146:5-10)

Lisa Hickman | Posted 02.08.2014 | Religion
Lisa Hickman

I'm writing Jesse's words into the margins of my Bible next to Psalm 146. His words are an invitation to live differently than the way our culture pushes us to exist. His words make sense when I read them alongside this ancient text of Psalm 146.

Is Gun Violence in Our Schools a Solvable Problem?

Gary Stein | Posted 01.25.2014 | Miami
Gary Stein

Dorn recommended more armed guards, and here is where we disagree. Two factors need to be addressed when considering these options: the financial aspect and the psychological one.

Groups Make Questionable Plans For Newtown Anniversary

The Huffington Post | Shadee Ashtari | Posted 10.14.2013 | Politics

Numerous gun advocacy groups, including the Second Amendment Foundation and the Citizens Committee for the Right to Keep and Bear Arms, have joined to...

Sunday Roundup

Arianna Huffington | Posted 11.21.2013 | Politics
Arianna Huffington

This week began with another mass shooting -- the 16th since Newtown in December. As the president presides over yet another grim memorial service, it's time for an honest assessment of what is really happening in our culture. Yes, we need better background checks and mental health screening, but we need to also look deeper -- at the root causes that lead to nearly 32,000 gun deaths a year, and over 1 million Americans taking part in gang activities. Matthew Dowd defined "the real core problem" as "poverty of the soul." And fixing it will require more compassion, less division and the recognition that our common humanity is greater than our differences. On Thursday, Pope Francis took a step in that direction, faulting the Catholic Church for being "obsessed" with gays and abortion at the expense of the larger mission. "We must always consider the person," he said. Our well-being as a nation depends on it.

How Suspicion of 'Big Government' Fosters US Gun Violence

Mugambi Jouet | Posted 03.24.2013 | Politics
Mugambi Jouet

Many among the staunchest supporters of gun rights believe that armed patriots might have to rise up against the federal government in the future -- not tomorrow, maybe not a decade, but someday.

Hitler Gun Control Lie

Salon | Posted 01.11.2013 | Politics

This week, people were shocked when the Drudge Report posted a giant picture of Hitler over a headline speculating that the White House will proceed w...

Should Schools Have Armed Guards? One Union's Recommendations

Joy Resmovits | Posted 03.11.2013 | Education
Joy Resmovits

Randi Weingarten, president of the American Federation of Teachers, visited the White House Wednesday to contribute to the administration's discussions on gun control policy and school safety in light of the horrific Newtown elementary school shooting in December. The AFT has shared Weingarten's recommendations with HuffPost. They include things like gun safety legislation and mental health services for students, and letting schools make their own decisions when it comes to the question of cops in their buildings.

Chris Christie Seeks Conversation On Gun Laws

Posted 01.09.2013 | Politics

By THE ASSOCIATED PRESS New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie said Wednesday that he's willing to have a conversation about stricter gun laws, but says po...

Guns For Groceries

Posted 12.26.2012 | Los Angeles

The Los Angeles Police Department has moved its annual gun buyback program up to Wednesday so that Angelenos can take "concrete action" after the trag...

How Angelenos Can Take 'Concrete Action' After Newton Shooting

The Huffington Post | Kathleen Miles | Posted 12.20.2012 | Los Angeles

The Los Angeles Police Department has moved up its annual gun buyback program so that Angelenos can take "concrete action" after last week's tragic sh...

Newtown Shows Us That Love Is Our Common Ground

Stuart Muszynski | Posted 02.17.2013 | Impact
Stuart Muszynski

If we want to sustain a nation of goodness, one that defies evil, maybe we should embrace the unfiltered missive given by Robbie Parker, whose 6-year-old daughter Emilie died at Sandy Hook: "May it be that this inspires us to be better, to be more compassionate and more humble people -- to better our communities -- at all times."

Huffington: Issue 28

Posted 02.16.2013 | Huffington

In Issue 28 of Huffington, we reflect on how the incomprehensible shooting at Sandy Hook Elementary School left the nation feeling heartbroken, vulner...

Debate: After Newtown, Will Nation's Worst-Ever Grade School Shooting Spur Tougher Gun Control?

Democracy Now! | Posted 02.16.2013 | Politics
Democracy Now!

Police say the Newtown gunman, 20-year-old Adam Lanza, used a semi-automatic Bushmaster assault rifle, similar to the M4 carbine used by the U.S. mili...

The Second Amendment: An Irrelevant Relic

Joe Lauria | Posted 02.16.2013 | Politics
Joe Lauria

The rationale for the Second Amendment is completely lost in history. It has as much relevance and moral force today as Section 2 of Article 1 that permitted slavery.

The Gun Industry Just Had A Banner Year

Posted 12.18.2012 | Business

The gun business in the United States is thriving and the tragic events on Friday in Newtown, Conn. may likely do little to quell Americans' spending ...

MAP: Where Mass Shootings Have Occurred In The U.S. Since 2005

Posted 12.14.2012 | Crime

A gunman opened fire at a Connecticut elementary school Friday killing 26 people, most of them children. The tragedy is the sixth mass shooting in the...