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'Newtown' Parents' Lawsuit Against Gunmakers Gets Tossed

Reuters | Michael McLaughlin | Posted 10.14.2016 | Politics

A Connecticut judge on Friday dismissed a lawsuit filed by the families of some of the 26 young children and adults killed at the Sandy Hook Elementar...

American Voters Remember Newtown. So Should The Candidates.

Maria Cuomo Cole | Posted 10.03.2016 | Politics
Maria Cuomo Cole

The long awaited presidential debate, between two candidates who epitomize the polarized state of failed political discourse in our country, left the ...

The 'Newtown' Trailer Shows Hope For A Shattered Community

The Huffington Post | Matthew Jacobs | Posted 09.21.2016 | Entertainment

The residents of Newtown, Connecticut, have spent nearly four years piecing their lives back together in the wake of America’s deadliest grade-schoo...

Democrats In The City Of Brotherly Love (Final Report)

Chris Weigant | Posted 08.04.2016 | Politics
Chris Weigant

This is definitely going to be my final report from Philadelphia. I realize I'm almost a week late with it, but it was a busy and sleep-deprived week all around.

An Assault on Love

Steven Wozencraft | Posted 08.03.2016 | Politics
Steven Wozencraft

All my adult life I have worked and campaigned to ensure everyone can love whomever they choose. I consider being able to love whomever you want to be a most sacred human right and I will do all I can to make sure love is allowed to flourish.

ISIS And The NRA: Similarities Abound

John B. Alexander, Ph.D. | Posted 08.03.2016 | Politics
John B. Alexander, Ph.D.

Of course there are differences as well, but examining issues of congruence adds another dimension to the gun violence controversy.

Gun Control -- Symbolic Gestures Won't Save Us

Steve Nelson | Posted 06.27.2016 | Politics
Steve Nelson

Gun control is out of control. Filibusters and sit-ins have roiled the Congress for the last few weeks. Orlando, San Bernardino, Sandy Hook ... bullets fly, people die, Congress boils and nothing happens.

Much Deeper Than The NRA's Pockets

Nadine Smith | Posted 06.24.2016 | Politics
Nadine Smith

The Senate's failure to impose the bare minimum gun safety measures is unconscionable and I will do my best to remove these cowards from office for dereliction of duty.

Terrorist Shoots, NRA Scores

Marty Rudoy | Posted 06.20.2016 | Comedy
Marty Rudoy

CLEVELAND: Goodyear Satire Co-- In sports news, the NRA Finals ended in victory as the Senate blocked four gun control measures supported by a 70% mi...

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...

Supreme Court Declines To Take Up 'Assault Weapons' Ban Enacted After Sandy Hook

The Huffington Post | Cristian Farias | Posted 06.21.2016 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- The Supreme Court on Monday declined to review a sweeping ban on so-called "assault weapons" enacted in the wake of the 2012 shooting at...

Guns. Again.

Rep. Chris Taylor | Posted 06.17.2016 | Politics
Rep. Chris Taylor

When pretty much anyone can get a military-style assault weapon with ease, including homegrown terrorists and individuals with an agenda of hate so severe they kill, the horror of gun violence doesn't end, even as the public becomes more and more desperate that it does.

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.

Watch Joe Biden's Emotional Sandy Hook Tribute

The Huffington Post | Amanda Terkel | Posted 06.16.2016 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- Vice President Joe Biden delivered a moving tribute to the Sandy Hook victims Wednesday night, sharing his experience losing his own chi...

Don't Bank On The Supreme Court To Clarify The Second Amendment

The Huffington Post | Cristian Farias | Posted 06.16.2016 | Politics

If you think the Supreme Court is poised to expand or restrict gun rights sometime soon, don't hold your breath. As handwringing continues over what m...

What Women/Moms Need to Know Now: Gun Violence Prevention 101

Jennifer Rand | Posted 06.21.2016 | Parents
Jennifer Rand

For more information about the history of the gun violence prevention movement, and how the gun lobby has taken over the process, read the companion p...

Orlando, I Am Sorry Our Tragedy Wasn't Enough To Save Your Loved Ones

Nelba Marquez-Greene | Posted 06.19.2016 | Parents
Nelba Marquez-Greene

I have one message for those families in Florida: I am sorry. I am so, so sorry. I am sorry that our tragedy here in Sandy Hook wasn't enough to save your loved ones.

Congressman Is Fed Up With Moments Of Silence

The Huffington Post | Amanda Terkel | Posted 06.12.2016 | Politics

Rep. Jim Himes (D-Conn.) said he won't be attending any more moments of silence on the House floor after mass shootings, arguing that they have become...

A Sandy Hook Survivor Offers Advice For Orlando

The Huffington Post | Sam Stein | Posted 06.13.2016 | Politics

As Mary Ann Jacob awoke to news of horrifying carnage at a gay nightclub in Orlando, Florida, a steady stream of texts began popping up on her phone. ...

Gun Violence in America: Changing the Conversation to Gun Safety and Ending Resigned Silence and Inaction

Brian D. Johnson, PhD & Laurie Berdahl, MD | Posted 06.06.2016 | Impact
Brian D. Johnson, PhD & Laurie Berdahl, MD

Three years have passed since the massacre in Newtown Connecticut, where 20 Sandy Hook first graders, six staff members, and the perpetrator's mother ...

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...

Chris Christie: Gun Lobby First, Kids' Safety Last

Duncan Hosie | Posted 04.28.2016 | Politics
Duncan Hosie

Families in New Jersey, in Newtown, and in the entire country deserve more than vetoes. They deserve politicians who care, who listen, and who act. Who put evidence above political opportunism. Who put the safety of innocent kids ahead of the agenda of powerful interest groups.

Brady Campaign Does PR Pratfall with Ad Campaign that Gives Mass Shooters More Fame, Offends Victims

Jonathan Hutson | Posted 04.28.2016 | Politics
Jonathan Hutson

Gun violence prevention activists have launched a petition calling for the Brady Campaign to take down its "hypocritical" new "Zero Minutes of Fame" video ad which spotlights the very mass shooters that the campaign is designed to obscure.

Hillary Clinton Wins Newtown, After Making Gun Control Central To Her Campaign

The Huffington Post | Marina Fang | Posted 04.26.2016 | Politics

As part of her victory over Sen. Bernie Sanders (I-Vt.) in Tuesday's Connecticut primary, Democratic presidential front-runner Hillary Clinton defeate...

Hillary Clinton Wins Connecticut's Democratic Primary

The Huffington Post | Sam Stein | Posted 04.26.2016 | Politics

WASHINGTON — Hillary Clinton has narrowly won Connecticut's Democratic primary, completing a big night for the Democratic front-runner and further p...