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People Have A 'Fundamental Right' To Own Assault Weapons, Court Rules

The Huffington Post | Cristian Farias | Posted 02.05.2016 | Politics

In a major victory for gun rights advocates, a federal appeals court on Thursday sided with a broad coalition of gun owners, businesses and organizat...

These Devices Could Prevent Fatalities in Mass Shootings

Rawan AbuShaban | Posted 02.01.2016 | Technology
Rawan AbuShaban

(Source: Wikimedia.) The ill-fated shooting at Sandy Hook shook the nation in 2012, in which 20 children and six adults lost their lives in a mass ...

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 ...

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 co...

Trevor Noah Has A Question For Fox News Host Who Questioned Obama's Tears

The Huffington Post | Jenna Amatulli | Posted 01.07.2016 | Media

"Daily Show" host Trevor Noah didn't hold back his disgust after conservative pundits accused President Barack Obama of faking his tears durin...

Executive Action on Gun Control: President Obama Had No Choice

Raza Habib Raja | Posted 01.06.2016 | Politics
Raza Habib Raja

Frankly, Obama had no choice because the entire gun control issue has been completely hijacked by the gun rights lobby which has been able to prevent even minor legislation at the federal level.

Professor Who Claimed Sandy Hook Was Fake Is Finally Fired

The Huffington Post | Tyler Kingkade | Posted 01.06.2016 | College

James Tracy, the Florida Atlantic University communications professor who claimed the Sandy Hook elementary school massacre was fake and publicly qua...

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

The Huffington Post | Mollie Reilly | Posted 01.05.2016 | Politics

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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.

The Inside Story Of The Horrible Days After The Worst Day Of Obama's Presidency

The Huffington Post | Sam Stein | Posted 12.22.2015 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- As President Barack Obama enters his last year in office, there is one indisputable truth about his tenure: The nadir came on Dec. 14, ...

Warren's Week in Twitter Polls

Warren Holstein | Posted 12.18.2015 | Comedy
Warren Holstein

Week of 12/14/15 to 12/20/15 Twitter polls have become all the rage and I am continuing to take full advantage of them each week by boldly engaging...

University May Fire Professor Who Is A Sandy Hook Truther

The Huffington Post | Tyler Kingkade | Posted 12.17.2015 | College

James Tracy may finally lose his job.  Tracy, a tenured professor at Florida Atlantic University in Boca Raton, has claimed on his "Me...

University Moves To Fire Professor Who Is Sandy Hook Truther

AP | Benjamin Hart | Posted 12.17.2015 | College

BOCA RATON, Fla. (AP) — Florida Atlantic University has taken steps to fire a professor who has repeatedly raised questions about the shooting ...

A Gun Lobbyist, a Domestic Terrorist, and 53 Republicans Walk into a Bar...

Michael J. Tansey | Posted 12.16.2015 | Politics
Michael J. Tansey

It is critical that the voting public stay vigilant to see which of 53 Republican senators actually stand up to the NRA, at great risk to their careers, and reverse their despicable voting stance.

Congress Poised To Keep Banning Gun Violence Research

The Huffington Post | Sam Stein | Posted 12.16.2015 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- In the wake of a school shooting in Oregon this fall, it briefly appeared that Congress was willing to reconsider its two-decade ban on...

No More Sandy Hooks or Mass Destructions

Rep. Charles Rangel | Posted 12.15.2015 | Politics
Rep. Charles Rangel

Gun laws and rights are controversial but protecting our loved ones from senseless violence should not divisive. We should no longer tolerate cycles of inaction after the media frenzy, heartbreaking interviews, political speeches, and public outrage.

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 Element...

Connecticut's Governor Wonders How Many More Sandy Hooks Before Things Change

The Huffington Post | Sam Stein | Posted 12.14.2015 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- Today marks the third anniversary of the shooting at Sandy Hook Elementary School in Newtown, Connecticut, where on an otherwise typica...

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...

States Expanded Gun Rights After Sandy Hook Massacre

Associated Press | Igor Bobic | Posted 12.13.2015 | Politics

IOWA CITY, Iowa (AP) — The 2012 massacre at Sandy Hook Elementary School, in which a mentally troubled young man killed 26 children and teacher...

What Kind Of Person Calls A Mass Shooting A Hoax?

The Trace | Mehreen Kasana | Posted 12.11.2015 | Crime

Sandy Hook father Lenny Pozner is one of too many parents painfully familiar with the answer. Dogged by a relentless conspiracy theorist, he's spent ...

When It Comes To Gun Violence, Our Children Need Us To Do Better

Claire McCarthy, M.D. | Posted 12.10.2015 | Parents
Claire McCarthy, M.D.

As a doctor, I'm taught to fight disease. Yet guns kill twice as many people as cancer, five times as many people as heart disease, and 15 times as many people as infections. I know what to do for cancer, heart disease and infections. I don't know what to do about guns.

Donald Trump's Morally Bankrupt Anti-Muslim Rhetoric Isn't Even Rooted in Reality

Dan Kennedy | Posted 12.10.2015 | Media
Dan Kennedy

Donald Trump's call to ban Muslims from the United States is so reprehensible that it's hard to know where to begin. So I'll begin with this: Aside from being morally bankrupt and likely to provoke anti-Muslim violence, Trump's rhetoric is based on a profound misreading of reality.

President Obama's Speech: How Can We Fight Terrorism If We're Confused About Its Causes?

Sumbul Ali-Karamali | Posted 12.08.2015 | Politics
Sumbul Ali-Karamali

I found the president's words on terrorism and ideology confusing and frustrating. He rightly said that Muslim leaders must combat extremist ideology; but Muslim leaders, clerics and non-clerics have already been doing so for years, in mosques and in many other organizations.

America's Gun Problem Is So Bad Even Australians Are Scared

The Huffington Post | Andy McDonald | Posted 12.07.2015 | Comedy

Australia is filled with some of the world's deadliest creatures and landscapes. But the level of gun violence in the United States? That's ...