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The Futility Of Violence And Power Of Love, Grief And Remembrance

Jeanne Bishop | Posted 07.12.2016 | Religion
Jeanne Bishop

I was walking down a street in England when my phone rang; a voice from across the world was on the other end. It was a voice I knew well, usually ch...

Be Repairers Of The Breach For Black Lives Matters And Dallas

Rev. Dr. Chuck Currie | Posted 07.08.2016 | Religion
Rev. Dr. Chuck Currie

Will we finally take action to curb gun violence? We did not do so after children were slaughtered in Newtown. Will the lives of police officers in Dallas be the final line that Americans say cannot be crossed?

Maker Of Gun Used In Newtown Massacre Claims Overreach In Lawsuit

Reuters | Paige Lavender | Posted 06.20.2016 | Politics

BRIDGEPORT, Conn. (Reuters) - The maker of the assault rifle used to kill 26 children and educators at a Connecticut school in 2012 argued on Monday t...

Changing the Politics of Guns

Dennis A. Henigan | Posted 06.20.2016 | Politics
Dennis A. Henigan

We are in the middle of our recurring national nightmare. We would like to wake up and make it go away, but we can't. Incomprehensible carnage from the barrel of a gun. Impassioned demands for action to be taken by those we elect to protect us. Political intimidation by the gun lobby.

How We Can Save Lives During a Mass Shooting

Amy Dardashtian | Posted 06.17.2016 | Crime
Amy Dardashtian

As we see the casualties mount with each new shooting, the one question gun advocates and gun opponents should both be asking, is: is there a way to save even one life, without threatening each person's ability to defend their own?

Inaction Cannot Be An Option

Marian Wright Edelman | Posted 06.17.2016 | Politics
Marian Wright Edelman

Since 1963 more than 176,000 children have died from gun violence in America — over three times more than all the soldiers killed in action in the Vietnam War and every external conflict since. Our children have a right to grow up in a caring and decent society that protects their right to live and learn in safety.

Guns, Terrorists, And The Constitution

Chris Weigant | Posted 06.15.2016 | Politics
Chris Weigant

If America does have a consensus that we're all basically OK with the concept of governmental blacklists, and that we further approve of curtailing constitutional rights for people on such lists, then it should be relatively easy to get the necessary votes in Congress and the statehouses.

Why I Changed On Guns And Why Congress Should, Too

Sen. Bob Casey | Posted 06.14.2016 | Politics
Sen. Bob Casey

We now know that this was the deadliest mass shooting in U.S. history. We pray for the victims and their families. We stand in solidarity with the city of Orlando and the LGBT community. Yet even as we take those appropriate steps, we must confront a difficult truth: These mass shootings have not abated.

Connecticut's Senators, Who Know Something About Gun Violence, Blame Congress For Orlando Slaughter

The Huffington Post | Igor Bobic | Posted 06.13.2016 | Politics

Connecticut's U.S. senators blamed Congress for the killing of at least 50 people early Sunday at an Orlando club, saying lawmakers' inaction on gun c...

Sandy Hook Families Win Another Victory In Court

The Huffington Post | Christina Wilkie | Posted 05.07.2016 | Politics

The families of Sandy Hook shooting victims won another victory in court this week, when a judge ordered that gun manufacturers must begin turning ove...

Hillary Clinton And Bernie Sanders Go Head-To-Head On Guns

The Huffington Post | Rahel Gebreyes | Posted 04.26.2016 | HuffPost Live 321

The Democratic primary in Connecticut, where a gunman slaughtered 20 children and six adults at Sandy Hook Elementary School in 2012, has once again t...

WATCH LIVE: Newtown Voters Talk Connecticut Primary

HuffPost | Chantelle DMello | Posted 04.26.2016 | HuffPost Live 321

HuffPost's Caroline Modarressy-Tehrani heads to Newtown, CT to hear residents' thoughts on the election. Check out the livestream on HuffPost Politics...

Listen to a Story

Suzy Hayman DeYoung | Posted 04.26.2016 | Impact
Suzy Hayman DeYoung

Imagine: A room full of New York's finest doctors sitting through a university lecture on how storytelling can help them better appreciate and better connect with their patients.

The Gut-Wrenching Sundance Documentary On The Sandy Hook Shooting

The Huffington Post | Leigh Blickley | Posted 01.29.2016 | Entertainment

"Newtown" doesn't focus on the Sandy Hook shooter. The film doesn't even mention his name. So, I won't either. Kim A. Snyder's documentary about the ...

Obama and the Morning Light

Chris Meserole | Posted 01.11.2016 | Politics
Chris Meserole

The violence we suffer here, the violence that plagues our homes and churches and schools, is not so simple. We are not at war with ourselves. There is no reason it should continue. And yet we willingly endure these killings as if they were acts of God.

Frum-Alter Consensus: Cruz Now Favored, But Would Lose Worse Than Trump in November

Mark Green | Posted 01.10.2016 | Politics
Mark Green

2014-02-03-BothSidesNowLogoPlaincolhirescopy1.jpgTrump has surprised all by maintaining his lead. But Frum and Alter agree that: A) the Republican Party will splinter if he's chosen, and B) Cruz is too ideologically rigid for general election. So GOP has to pick its poison. Also: Not hard to explain Dem schadenfreude over whether Cruz is a natural born Canadian.

A Newtowner's Perspective: What We Can Do to Bypass Future Events Like Sandy Hook

Andrea Anderson | Posted 02.01.2016 | Good News
Andrea Anderson

I wrote this a few years back shortly after our Sandy Hook/ Newtown incident on 12/14. I held onto the article, but recently, after spending a couple...

President Obama's Tears Should Be Celebrated

Janine Francolini | Posted 01.08.2016 | Politics
Janine Francolini

For Obama to not cry would be an indication of a much worse reality -- that we have forgotten the value of human life. A few months ago, after the shooting in Roseburg, Oregon, Obama said, "We've become numb to this."

Conservatives Mock Obama For Crying About Newtown School Shooting

The Huffington Post | Igor Bobic | Posted 01.05.2016 | Politics

President Barack Obama issued another impassioned plea on Tuesday for Congress to take action to curb gun violence, shedding tears as he recalled the ...

Sandy Hook Father On Gun Violence: 'We're Better Than This'

The Huffington Post | Mollie Reilly | Posted 01.05.2016 | Politics

Mark Barden, whose 7-year-old son Daniel was killed during the 2012 shooting at Sandy Hook Elementary School, introduced President Barack Obama before...

Thank You, Mr. President, for Executive Actions to Prevent Gun Violence

Lonnie and Sandy Phillips | Posted 01.04.2016 | Politics
Lonnie and Sandy Phillips

President Obama has taken the moral high ground when others would not. He has listened to the American people who are crying out for the carnage to stop when Congress would not. He has decided to be on the right side of history when others would not. He has decided to save lives when other leaders would not.

Countdown to the Solstice: Shining Stars in Oregon

Janine Francolini | Posted 12.21.2015 | Impact
Janine Francolini

This is the last blog in our series as we count down to the winter solstice -- the darkest day of the year. These past few weeks, we've featured some ...

A Child Is Shot To Death Every Other Day In The U.S.

The Huffington Post | Nick Wing | Posted 12.14.2015 | Politics

A grim new statistic is putting the spotlight back on the youngest victims of gun violence, three years after the mass shooting at Sandy Hook Elementa...

Countdown to the Solstice: Remembering Newtown With Meaningful Action

Janine Francolini | Posted 12.14.2015 | Impact
Janine Francolini

Today, we make space for sacred reflection, as it has been three years since that unthinkable, chilling day in Newtown, Connecticut, where senseless violence took so many innocent lives. On this day, we open our hearts and remember.

Mom Who Lost Son At Sandy Hook: We Can't Accept Gun Violence As 'New Normal'

The Huffington Post | Catherine Pearson | Posted 12.14.2015 | Parents

Monday, December 14th, marks three years since the mass shooting at Sandy Hook Elementary School. For Nicole Hockley, it marks three years since she l...