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Helping Children Cope With Crisis

Marian Wright Edelman | Posted 11.09.2015 | Impact
Marian Wright Edelman

Children desperately need adults to help them process and cope within the violent and uncertain world we have created for them. They also need to see adults working with and for them to create a better, safer nation and world for tomorrow

#AimingForChange To End Gun Violence

Sarah Clements | Posted 10.29.2015 | Politics
Sarah Clements

For far too long, guns have been a third-rail issue not only for politicians, but for celebrities, too. It is time we consider that artists are people, too, and they often share a common sense of personal responsibility through their work to inspire others. Let's stand behind cultural icons to do just that.

Court Decision Uses Gun Industry's Own Fiction to Uphold Assault Rifle Regulations

Mike Weisser | Posted 10.21.2015 | Politics
Mike Weisser

The 2nd Amendment doesn't give the gun industry the right to invent a tall tale to justify how it tries to sell guns.

Federal Court Upholds Bulk Of Gun Control Laws Passed In Wake Of Newtown

The Huffington Post | Cristian Farias | Posted 10.21.2015 | Politics

A federal appeals court on Monday upheld in large part gun control legislation passed in Connecticut and New York in the wake of the 2012 m...

Until the Festering Wound of Fear and Hatred Heals

Stephanie Mitchell Hughes | Posted 10.16.2015 | Impact
Stephanie Mitchell Hughes

Reacting to difference with fear and hatred is destroying our ability to extend empathy, love, and grace to each other. We do not seem to realize that we cannot cut our brothers and sisters without drawing our own blood.

People Die Because of This Man: The Real Reason We Never Get Gun Control, No Matter How Many People Get Gunned Down

Peter Dreier | Posted 10.08.2015 | Politics
Peter Dreier

Until we tame the power of the NRA, we can expect more killings, a part of the deadly daily diet of murders throughout America committed by angry gun-toting people whose "freedom" to own weapons of mass destruction that Wayne LaPierre defends.

America is not Safe

Rev. Dr. Susan K. Smith | Posted 10.07.2015 | Crime
Rev. Dr. Susan K. Smith

I have waited to write anything as I have watched the developments in the story of the horrific shooting in Oregon because I had to think. I had to think, to wonder, what is going on in America, and what I came up with is that America is not safe anymore.

The Right To Bear Tragedy

Warren Holstein | Posted 10.15.2015 | Comedy
Warren Holstein

If none of the Republicans were swayed after Sandy Hook, what are the chances now? The only way they'd vote for gun control would be if corporations were getting shot because those are the only "people" they really care about.

Runaway Teens At Large: Greenwich Commissioner Alan Barry's Answer

Katherine Du | Posted 10.05.2015 | Teen
Katherine Du

Teenage runaways fall into two categories: chronic and episodic. Chronic running away is a routine power ploy that could involve substance abuse, while episodic running away involves isolated incidents in which a humiliating event, such as a pregnancy or fear of parental disapproval, triggers a teenager to flee home.

A List of the Reasons Cited Against Gun Control and an Effort to Think Them Through

Tanushree Ghosh | Posted 10.04.2015 | Politics
Tanushree Ghosh

Nuclear weapons don't kill people either, and neither do military grenades. People do. But we still control and limit access to weapons of mass destruction -- not because they themselves have personified power -- but the extent of damage that can be caused in wrong hands, or even in the right hands, erroneously, needs them to be restricted.

If This Is Political, We As a Nation Are Doomed

K.C. Wilder | Posted 10.02.2015 | Parents
K.C. Wilder

Think of anyone you love: your children, spouse, parents, friends. Picture the things you love about them, then picture them obliterated in a brutal split second. Because that is what we are agreeing to when we refuse to address our national epidemic of gun violence.

Congress Is Still Giving 'Quiet Endorsement' To Murders

The Huffington Post | Zach Carter | Posted 10.01.2015 | Politics

A version of this article was originally published on Aug. 28, following the on-air shooting of a WDBJ news team in Roanoke, Virginia. It is bein...

A Hard Look at Guns in America (VIDEO)

GVH Live | Posted 09.15.2015 | Politics
GVH Live

Since the shooting at Columbine High School in 1999, there have been over 31 notable mass shootings that left multiple people dead, including the shootings at Virginia Tech in 2007, Fort Hood in 2009, Sandy Hook in 2012 and the Mother Emanuel Church in 2015.

The Enduring Lesson of Victoria Soto

Robert F. Walsh | Posted 09.10.2015 | Education
Robert F. Walsh

One lesson in particular has been in development since December 14, 2012. It's embodied in the grand opening of the new Victoria Soto School in her hometown of Stratford, Connecticut.

It's Never Been So Bad As It Always Is

Nathan Timmel | Posted 09.03.2015 | Parents
Nathan Timmel

Life has always been about fear, it's just that adults tend to forget what we went through and want to protect the current generation from what they're experiencing. The reality is: the children of today will survive the pressures of fear just as my generation did, just as every generation has.

End Gun Violence by Repealing Not Enacting Legislation

Judge H. Lee Sarokin | Posted 08.28.2015 | Politics
Judge H. Lee Sarokin

I have no doubt that some additional legislation, such as background checks, will help stem the tide of this endless gun violence. But the real answer is in repealing existing legislation -- the Protection of Lawful Commerce in Arms Act.

Leveraging Social Media to Increase Campus Awareness, Encourage Dialogue Across Universities

Ashley Wren Collins | Posted 08.31.2015 | Technology
Ashley Wren Collins

In the spring of 2007, Seung-Hui Choi killed 32 people and injured 25 more in what is now known as the Virginia Tech Massacre. College campuses ac...

Chris Murphy: Congress Giving 'Quiet Endorsement' To Murders

The Huffington Post | Zach Carter | Posted 08.28.2015 | Politics

So that happened. Sen. Chris Murphy (D-Conn.) hammered Congressional inaction on gun violence during a HuffPost podcast interview, following...

The Weekly Shooting Cycle

Eric Kasum | Posted 07.28.2015 | Politics
Eric Kasum

Refuse to speak the words gun violence. Call it domestic terrorism. That's what it really is. Like my father, we must have the courage to take a stand. Let's refuse to be bullied by the NRA and the gun industry and their wealthy donors and highly-paid lobbyists.

Half of Gun Owners Support an Assault Rifle Ban, So Why Are Politicians Still so Afraid of the NRA?

Mike Weisser | Posted 06.08.2015 | Politics
Mike Weisser

Researchers who focus on policy issues traditionally look for majority opinion as a guide to what may or may not be possibly changed in the public domain. But the fact that slightly less than half of all gun owners support the ban on assault rifles is a finding which needs to be considered on its own terms.

Cop Traumatized By Sandy Hook Massacre To Receive $380,000

The Huffington Post | Michael McLaughlin | Posted 05.21.2015 | Crime

A Newtown, Connecticut, police officer traumatized by the massacre at Sandy Hook Elementary School in 2012 must be paid more than $380,000 by his depa...

In The Years Since Sandy Hook, Schools Have Ramped Up Their Security

AP | KIMBERLY HEFLING | Posted 05.21.2015 | Politics

WASHINGTON (AP) -- U.S. public schools beefed up security measures with safety drills and parent notification systems in the years surrounding the mas...

Teen Threatened To Bomb Schools, Massacre Teachers: Police

AP | BY SHEILA BURKE AND TRAVIS LOLLER | Posted 04.17.2015 | Crime

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — A Nashville teen has been arrested after allegedly sending emails filled with graphic threats to blow up schools and massacr...

Tim McGraw Defends Sandy Hook Concert After Gun Advocate Backlash

The Huffington Post | Cavan Sieczkowski | Posted 04.17.2015 | Entertainment

Tim McGraw is defending himself and his personal values after gun advocates lambasted the country singer for taking part in a concert commemorating th...

LaPierre's Hillary Rant: Since When Is Being Cheated on a Character Flaw?

Andy Ostroy | Posted 06.13.2015 | Politics
Andy Ostroy

Most offensive in LaPierre's insensitive, ignorant diatribe is that in these instances Hillary Clinton was the victim. Since when do we ridicule and punish victims for the actions of those who violate them?