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Sandy Hook Massacre

Sandy Hook 'Truther' Tells Mother Her Daughter Never Existed

The Huffington Post | David Moye | Posted 05.14.2014 | Crime

A playground in Mystic, Connecticut, dedicated to a girl shot during the Newtown massacre, is allegedly being vandalized by "truthers" who claim the s...

Sandy Hook Gun-Maker Profits Up 52 Percent In Year Since Massacre

Posted 01.23.2014 | Business

The past 12 months have been unimaginably horrible for the loved ones of the victims of the Sandy Hook massacre a year ago, but they have been just fi...

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.

The Reality of an Accidental Activist

Dawn Slegona McDonald | Posted 07.06.2013 | Politics
Dawn Slegona McDonald

Some might ask, why not just stop? You gave a good fight, but why not just return to your old lives and leave this gun business alone? The reality is we don't have a choice.

Why This Mom Became an Activist

Dawn Slegona McDonald | Posted 06.10.2013 | Parents
Dawn Slegona McDonald

In the months since the Sandy Hook massacre, a new and unwelcome kind of moment has entered my life. A moment when the absolute joy I feel watching my son giggle or sing or run happily across the playground abruptly shifts to a deep sorrow and an aching fear.

Why Don't Republicans Promote 'Gun Abstinence'?

Andy Ostroy | Posted 04.27.2013 | Politics
Andy Ostroy

It's a problem for which Republicans have historically argued a common-sense solution, and it's not contraception or sex-education. Their fix is simple and straight-forward: abstinence. Just keep the penis out of the vagina. So how come the same philosophy doesn't apply to gun violence?

Pro-Gun Activists Heckle Father Of Newtown Victim

Posted 01.30.2013 | Politics

Neil Heslin, the father of a 6-year-old boy who was slain in the Sandy Hook massacre in Newtown, Conn., on Dec. 14, stoically faced down pro-gun activ...

Jeffrey Young

What Gun Violence Costs Society | Jeffrey Young | Posted 12.19.2012 | Business

Making and selling guns and ammunition is a lucrative business for U.S. firearms companies, which will earn nearly $1 billion in profit this year, acc...

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...

Things Aside From Guns That People Are Blaming For Sandy Hook

The Huffington Post | Nick Wing | Posted 12.19.2012 | Politics

As the nation continues to reel from the massacre at Sandy Hook Elementary School in Newtown, Conn. last Friday, the conversation is gradually shiftin...

Jeffrey Young

How Gun Control Laws Aimed At People With Mental Illnesses Fall Short | Jeffrey Young | Posted 12.18.2012 | Business

People with histories of mental illness and a proclivity toward violence are not supposed to be able to purchase firearms in the United States. But in...

Point at Congress, not President Obama, for Killing 18 Life-saving Gun Curb Bills

Earl Ofari Hutchinson | Posted 02.16.2013 | Politics
Earl Ofari Hutchinson

The Sandy Hook Elementary School monstrous massacre guaranteed that the heat will be turned up on President Obama to take the "meaningful action" that...

After Newtown: Talking to Our Children

Judy Bolton-Fasman | Posted 02.15.2013 | Parents
Judy Bolton-Fasman

We try to bring the victims closer to our hearts by piecing together their life stories. But it's no longer good enough to memorialize their deaths. We have to acknowledge the issue of gun control, and we can begin to do that by understanding gun control as a parenting issue.

Real Minutemen, Rise Up!

Gary Hart | Posted 02.15.2013 | Politics
Gary Hart

Outside the arena of combat, assault weapons serve no plausible purpose. It may take the slaughter of small children to finally prompt true minutemen to separate themselves from gun extremists.

NYPD Lieutenant Loses Nephew in Sandy Hook Elementary Massacre

| Posted 12.15.2012 | New York

By Jess Wisloski, DNAinfo Weekend Editor MIDTOWN — The slaughter of 20 children and six adults at a Newtown, Conn. school hit close to home Frida...