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Newtown Shootings

Joseph Erbentraut

'It Doesn't Matter Where You're At -- People Have Guns Everywhere' | Joseph Erbentraut | Posted 12.15.2014 | Crime

This Sunday marks two years since 20-year-old Adam Lanza shot and killed 20 children and six teachers at Sandy Hook Elementary School in Newtown, Conn...

Sam Stein

Pamela Wright's Son Was Shot Dead A Month After Newtown. This Is Her Story. | Sam Stein | Posted 12.14.2014 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- Tyrone Lawson's pictures are still on the wall of his home in Chicago. His clothes are there, too. Every now and then, his mother, Pamel...

Jennifer Bendery

Chris Murphy Dedicates Day To Acts Of Kindness To Honor Newtown Victims | Jennifer Bendery | Posted 12.12.2014 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- As the anniversary of the Newtown shootings approaches, one of Connecticut's senators decided to do something different to honor the mem...

Jennifer Bendery

Jay Carney Reflects On Newtown Shootings: I've Never Seen Obama So Upset | Jennifer Bendery | Posted 06.06.2014 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- With just days to go until he leaves his post as White House press secretary, Jay Carney is looking back on the moments that stand out t...

WATCH: Gun Control Group's Devastating Newtown Ad

The Huffington Post | Benjamin Hart | Posted 01.23.2014 | Parents

The gun control group Moms Demand Action For Gun Sense In America has released a searing new commercial, timed to the one-year anniversary of the Newt...

David Winograd

Dick's Sporting Goods' Sneaky Move | David Winograd | Posted 08.20.2013 | Business

Field & Stream, a new outdoors store opened by Dick's Sporting Goods in western Pennsylvania, is selling AR-15 semi-automatic rifles, apparently endin...

The Things We Hold Inside

Suzy Hayman DeYoung | Posted 09.08.2013 | Impact
Suzy Hayman DeYoung

Newtown's decision to enter into a "quiet time," meaning the town will not host any more events by outside organizers, is understandable. The overwhelming onslaught of "experts" and goings-on left many feeling "enough is enough."

How to Talk About Gun Violence

Cindy Handler | Posted 03.13.2013 | Crime
Cindy Handler

Ask him to explain why civilians should have assault weapons, and why they should be able to buy them without background checks. Other countries have experienced mass murders with guns and done something about it; what's different about us that we can't, too?

Explaining the Fiscal Cliff and the Newtown Shooting Is an Urgent Foreign Policy Task

András Simonyi | Posted 03.10.2013 | World
András Simonyi

President Obama and his talented foreign policy team must explain to fellow leaders, in particular their European friends, and the international public at large, what the administration intends to do to avoid the return of the threat of the fiscal cliff

White House Weighs Broad Gun-Control Agenda

The Washington Post | Posted 03.07.2013 | Politics

The White House is weighing a far broader and more comprehensive approach to curbing the nation's gun violence than simply reinstating an expired ban ...

A Jain Perspective On Newtown Shootings

JAINA | Posted 02.26.2013 | Religion

To minimize violence we need to learn how to control the toxic emotions of anger, ego, deceit, and greed by focusing on the development of their antidotes, namely forgiveness, love, compassion, humility, honesty, and contentment.

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.

Adam Lanza's Downward Spiral

The Wall Street Journal | Posted 12.22.2012 | Crime

After Christmas 2010, Adam Lanza had no contact with his older brother, Ryan, who had moved away for a job in New York City, according to records and ...

Lighting Their Way

Terry Marotta | Posted 02.20.2013 | Healthy Living
Terry Marotta

Death is not the story's title. And death is not the chapter's close. It's what is done in the face of death that makes the tale worth reading.

Katherine Bindley

Teachers Weigh In On The Guns In School Debate | Katherine Bindley | Posted 12.21.2012 | Education

Jarod Bormann works as a teacher in a rural area of Iowa with so many sporting-gun enthusiasts that his students are granted three excused days per ye...

Bloomberg Partially Blames NRA For Newtown Shootings

Benjamin Hart | Posted 12.21.2012 | Politics

New York mayor Michael Bloomberg has long been an outspoken critic of the National Rifle Association. But in an interview with ABC's "Nightline," his ...

Next Steps for Sandy Hook: Surviving Guilt

Vivian Diller, Ph.D. | Posted 02.18.2013 | Healthy Living
Vivian Diller, Ph.D.

Survivors of tragedies struggle in ways that most people find hard to understand. The emotions are complex and confusing. The feelings depend upon on the psychological makeup of the individual involved and vary depending on the nature of the traumatic event.

David Wood

Youth Mental Health Services Often Neglected For Many Teens | David Wood | Posted 12.18.2012 | Healthy Living

Adam Lanza, the Sandy Hook Elementary School shooter, is not known to have been professionally treated for mental illness. In that he was not alone. A...

WATCH: Five Years Of Obama's Remarks On Gun Control

The Huffington Post | Hunter Stuart | Posted 12.18.2012 | Politics

While running for president in 2008, Barack Obama talked a big game about gun control. During debates with his Democratic opponents that year, Oba...

Parents Of Violent Children Respond To Liza Long's Essay

Lisa Belkin | Posted 12.17.2012 | Parents

"We installed a Schlage deadbolt on our bedroom," one mother wrote, describing how far she went to keep a 17-year-old stepson out. "We are terrifi...

Jennifer Bendery

White House: No 'Specific Agenda' For Addressing Gun Violence | Jennifer Bendery | Posted 12.18.2012 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- A day after President Barack Obama made an impassioned speech to the nation about now being the time to address the epidemic of gun viol...

'I Am Adam Lanza's Mother' Author Faces Tremendous Backlash

Posted 12.17.2012 | Parents

When Liza Long spilled her pain onto her blog on Friday, the Internet responded. Her tale of parenting a mentally ill teen, who she called “Michael,...

Speculating About Adam Lanza's Mental State

Dr. Harold Koplewicz | Posted 02.16.2013 | Healthy Living
Dr. Harold Koplewicz

At this point, any comment on the psychiatric profile of Adam Lanza, the 20-year-old man responsible for these murders, is complete hearsay. By themselves, these traits do not indicate any diagnosis at all, although we have been quick to dissect them in the search for meaning.

Celebrating Life in the Midst of Tragic, Violent Loss: A Creative Guide to Healing

Dr. Cara Barker | Posted 02.16.2013 | Healthy Living
Dr. Cara Barker

How do you celebrate the holidays in the wake of a national tragedy? How do you find life in the midst of carnage too horrible to imagine? Here's what you need to know, from the perspective of a parent who has lost their child from a catastrophic act of violence.

How Reading Can Help Us Heal

Bethanne Patrick | Posted 02.16.2013 | Books
Bethanne Patrick

A new week begins and a nation mourns, as nations have done since the dawn of time: Wherever humans gather, there will at some point be tragedy.