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Violence as a Public Health Problem: A Most Violent Year

Lloyd I. Sederer, MD | Posted 12.09.2014 | Healthy Living
Lloyd I. Sederer, MD

Cure Violence appreciates that kids killing kids is the product of biological and group processes. This type of violence is a learned behavior: proximity and ongoing exposure to violence in a community triggers youth to imitate what they see.

Sandy Hook Survivor's Daughter: 'No Question Young People Care' About Gun Control

HuffPost Live | Rahel Gebreyes | Posted 11.04.2014 | College

Sarah Clements was just a high school student when her mother, a teacher at Sandy Hook Elementary School, survived the 2012 shooting in Newtown, Conne...

Mom Of Sandy Hook Students Explains What It Was Like To Send Her Kids Back To School

HuffPost Live | Rahel Gebreyes | Posted 08.26.2014 | Parents

Mom Sarah Walker Caron, whose son and daughter attend Sandy Hook Elementary School, sent her children back to school just three and a half weeks after...

Astoria Characters: The 2 Moms Who Are Up In Arms

Nancy Ruhling | Posted 11.10.2013 | New York
Nancy Ruhling

Jenny, a former elementary school science teacher who loves to tease out how things work, and Colette, a pragmatist who had a career in the financial information industry, are not radicals. They are not trying to ban guns. They are simply out to make every community safe for kids.

Gun Advocates Plan 'Appreciation Day' At Newtown Starbucks

The Huffington Post | Cavan Sieczkowski | Posted 08.09.2013 | Business

Gun advocates are reportedly set to hold a "Starbucks Appreciation Day" at an establishment in Newtown, Conn., to celebrate the ability to carry weapo...

Newtown Children Put On A Show With Broadway Professionals

AP | Posted 10.08.2013 | Parents

NEWTOWN, Conn. — More than 100 children from the Newtown area are putting on a musical this weekend with the help of some Broadway professionals...

Newtown Student: I Was 'Cheated' On 'Jeopardy'

AP | Posted 10.04.2013 | TV

NEWTOWN, Conn. — A Connecticut eighth-grader who misspelled the correct answer to a "Jeopardy!" question and lost money over it says he was chea...

Horrific School Shooting Sparks Rise In Gun Sales, Permits

The Huffington Post | Chris Gentilviso | Posted 08.01.2013 | Politics

More than seven months removed from the second-deadliest school shooting in U.S. history, the number of gun permits in Newtown, Connecticut is rising....

Newtown Takes Next Step Toward New Sandy Hook School

Reuters | Posted 09.25.2013 | Parents

By Richard Weizel MILFORD, Conn., July 25 (Reuters) - Newtown, Connecticut took another step this week toward replacing the Sandy Hook...

Sandy Hook Moms: School Safety Forgotten In Gun Policy Talks

AP | By MICHAEL MELIA | Posted 07.16.2013 | Politics

HARTFORD, Conn. -- The moment Alissa Parker learned of a shooting at her daughter's school, she suddenly regretted not pointing out what she had seen ...

Connecticut Dems Seek To Rebuild Newtown's Elementary School

AP | Posted 05.16.2013 | Politics

HARTFORD, Conn. -- Members of Connecticut's congressional delegation announced plans Thursday to try to secure federal funds to help Newtown build a n...

Congress To Honor Newtown Victims

AP | Posted 05.01.2013 | Politics

NEWTOWN, Conn. -- The Congressional Medal of Honor Society plans to honor the six educators killed in the December massacre at the Sandy Hook Elementa...

High Capacity Magazines - The Key Means of Massacre for Mass Murderers Must be Banned

Sen. Richard Blumenthal | Posted 04.17.2013 | Politics
Sen. Richard Blumenthal

I'm offering an amendment to the Senate's gun violence prevention measure that would ban high-capacity magazines, a common-sense proposal that a majority of Americans support. Passing this amendment is not only the right thing to do, it's the smart thing to do.

GOP Rep To 'Persecuted' Gun Owners: 'Come To Texas!!!'

The Huffington Post | Chelsea Kiene | Posted 04.05.2013 | Politics

One day after Connecticut Gov. Dannel Malloy (D) signed a comprehensive gun control package into law, Rep. Steve Stockman (R-Texas) invited all gun ow...

Senator Blasts 'Repugnant' NRA Robocalls To Newtown Residents

The Huffington Post | Chelsea Kiene | Posted 03.25.2013 | Politics

Sen. Richard Blumenthal (D-Conn.) blasted the National Rifle Association on Monday, calling the organization’s recent robocall campaign in Newtown, ...

Listen to the Children

Marian Wright Edelman | Posted 05.22.2013 | Politics
Marian Wright Edelman

The psychological and emotional toll of gun violence on bystanders, victims, and families can be overwhelming and leaves effects that last for years. What about the costs we can count? In addition to the trauma that is so deep and pervasive that it is harder to quantify, there are actual costs to gun violence that can be measured and are enormous.

An All-American Crisis

Marian Wright Edelman | Posted 05.08.2013 | Politics
Marian Wright Edelman

Gun violence is an urban problem. Gun violence is a suburban, small town, and rural problem. Gun violence is a problem in states with strong gun laws because guns still travel in from states next door.

What Now? Continuing the National Conversation After Newtown

Paula Kerger | Posted 04.21.2013 | Politics
Paula Kerger

As we wrestle with the very serious issues raised by the tragedy in Newtown, I think that we can all agree on one thing: there is not just one solution to this problem, or one answer to the question of "What now?"

Deporting Piers Morgan in Defense of the Right to Bear Military Style Assault Weapons and High Capacity Clips

David Leopold | Posted 03.16.2013 | Politics
David Leopold

CNN host Piers Morgan was never in danger of deportation. Yet, as ridiculous as the petition was, the very notion that any American would demand his deportation for expressing his views on an issue of public concern is disturbing.

Newtown Weighs Future Of Sandy Hook: 'You Can't Take Away Their School'

AP | DAVE COLLINS | Posted 03.15.2013 | Education

NEWTOWN, Conn. — Newtown residents are divided on what to do with the school building where 26 people were killed, with some favoring demolition...

CBS Promises Sensitivity After Newtown

AP | Posted 03.14.2013 | TV

PASADENA, Calif. — CBS entertainment chief Nina Tassler says the network is sensitive to concerns about violence following the Connecticut schoo...

Can Connecticut's Bipartisan Support For Gun Control Set An Example For The Nation?

Saki Knafo | Posted 03.12.2013 | Politics
Saki Knafo

Connecticut was the birthplace of the firearms industry in America, and it remains the country's seventh-largest producer firearms. But in the wake of the Newtown shooting, there is talk of bipartisan support in the Connecticut legislature for tougher gun laws.

Newtown Schools Chief Urges Indefinite Armed Police In District

AP | JOHN CHRISTOFFERSEN | Posted 03.12.2013 | Education

NEWTOWN, Conn. — Since the elementary school massacre in her hometown, Sarah Findley has found herself driving by her children's schools in Newt...

Good News For Newtown Businesses

AP | STEPHEN SINGER | Posted 03.10.2013 | Small Business

HARTFORD, Conn. — For Vito Kala, owner of an Italian restaurant not far from a street leading to the grade school in Newtown where 20 children a...

Newtown Parents Worry As Children Go Back To School

Reuters | Posted 03.06.2013 | Parents

By Edith Honan NEWTOWN, Conn., Jan 3 (Reuters) - The roar of school buses and the sight of bundled-up youngsters dashing out of them f...