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Newtown Anniversary

Two Years After Newtown, Some States Are Retreating On Mental Health Funding

Stateline | Michael Ollove | Posted 12.15.2014 | Politics

This piece comes to us courtesy of Stateline. Stateline is a nonpartisan, nonprofit news service of the Pew Charitable Trusts that provides daily repo...

Newtown -- Two Years Later

Shannon Watts | Posted 12.14.2014 | Impact
Shannon Watts

When people discuss school shootings, what immediately comes to mind are those like Sandy Hook that shatter entire communities within minutes, even seconds. And yes, mass shootings take a devastating toll, but they are not the only senseless acts of gun violence that threaten our schools.

Teaching Compassion After the Sandy Hook Elementary School Shooting

Kaitlin Roig-DeBellis | Posted 12.14.2014 | Impact
Kaitlin Roig-DeBellis

In the days and weeks following December 14, 2012 I was left reeling. I was searching for answers (that would never come), desperately trying to regain a sense of security and safety.

Families Of Newtown Victims Take Steps Toward Lawsuits

Reuters | Richard Weizel | Posted 12.15.2014 | Politics

NEWTOWN, Conn., Dec 14 (Reuters) - Parents of almost half the young children killed by a gunman at an elementary school in Newtown, Connecticut, two...

Joseph Erbentraut

'It Doesn't Matter Where You're At -- People Have Guns Everywhere'

HuffingtonPost.com | Joseph Erbentraut | Posted 12.15.2014 | Crime

This Sunday marks two years since 20-year-old Adam Lanza shot and killed 20 children and six teachers at Sandy Hook Elementary School in Newtown, Conn...

Sam Stein

Pamela Wright's Son Was Shot Dead A Month After Newtown. This Is Her Story.

HuffingtonPost.com | Sam Stein | Posted 12.14.2014 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- Tyrone Lawson's pictures are still on the wall of his home in Chicago. His clothes are there, too. Every now and then, his mother, Pamel...

Flags To Fly At Half-Staff For Newtown Anniversary

AP | Posted 12.12.2014 | Politics

HARTFORD, Conn. (AP) -- The governor of Connecticut is calling for flags to fly at half-staff to mark the second anniversary of the shooting massacre ...

Sabrina Siddiqui

Almost 100 School Shootings Have Occurred Since Newtown

HuffingtonPost.com | Sabrina Siddiqui | Posted 12.09.2014 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- Nearly 100 school shootings have occurred in the two years since the massacre at Sandy Hook Elementary School, according to a report rel...

Here's How You Can Honor The Newtown Victims

The Huffington Post | Alissa Scheller | Posted 12.08.2014 | Crime

This Sunday marks the two-year anniversary of the tragic mass shooting at Sandy Hook Elementary School in Newtown, Connecticut, and community organize...

Volunteers Help Newtown Archive Every Item Received Following Shooting

AP | PAT EATON-ROBB | Posted 01.23.2014 | Impact

HARTFORD, Conn. (AP) — Hundreds of thousands of cards, letters, stuffed animals and children's artwork from around the world flooded into Newtown in...

The Great American Gun Violence Lottery

Erin Ryan | Posted 02.19.2014 | Politics
Erin Ryan

Just as our gun culture has changed for the worse, it can also change for the better. If the common-sense majority can just shake off this paralyzing mantle of powerlessness, we can start making the changes we want in our world.

Their Voices Call Out to Us

Judith Browne Dianis | Posted 02.19.2014 | Politics
Judith Browne Dianis

We must move from reflection to action on solutions that truly work. On the one-year anniversary, the voices of the victims of gun violence call out to us. Will we listen?

Job at Newtown

Gary Hart | Posted 02.14.2014 | Politics
Gary Hart

Newtown is a very dark cloud growing over the bright promise and hope of America. It cannot be merely accepted as a fact of modern life. It must be addressed and dealt with in the best ways the human mind and heart may devise. We are not permitted to forget and move on.

LOOK: NFL Star Remembers Newtown Victim On Tragic Anniversary

The Huffington Post | Chris Greenberg | Posted 01.23.2014 | Sports

Victor Cruz has not forgotten Jack Pinto and is doing his part to make sure that no one else does either. The New York Giants wide receiver paid tribu...

Ryan Grim

One Year After Sandy Hook, Gun Lobbyist Says 'The Legislation That Is On The Books Is Lethal'

HuffingtonPost.com | Ryan Grim | Posted 01.23.2014 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- Guns don't kill people. Gun laws kill people, argued Larry Pratt, head of Gun Owners of America, on Fox News Sunday. Host Chris Wall...

Jason Cherkis

Family's Grief After Gun Tragedy 'Doesn't Get Easy'

HuffingtonPost.com | Jason Cherkis | Posted 01.23.2014 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- One year after the massacre at Sandy Hook Elementary in Newtown, Conn., left 26 dead and a nation in shock, the anniversary was marked w...

Bells Toll 26 Times To Honor School Shooting Victims

AP | JOHN CHRISTOFFERSEN | Posted 02.13.2014 | Crime

NEWTOWN, Conn. (AP) — Bells tolled 26 times to honor the children and educators killed one year ago in a shooting rampage at Sandy Hook Elementary S...

Newtown Anniversary Front Pages Will Break Your Heart All Over Again

Posted 01.23.2014 | Media

These are some of the somber and sorrowful front pages of newspapers remembering the massacre at Newtown a year later. In a cruel development, some pa...

#ShameOnDC: Americans Speak Out Against Washington's Inaction On Gun Control

The Huffington Post | Alexandra Schuster | Posted 12.13.2013 | Politics

One year has passed since 20 children and six teachers were shot and killed in Newtown, Conn., and yet, Washington, D.C. has still failed to enact maj...

Gabby Giffords Super PAC Releases New Ad On Newtown Anniversary

The Huffington Post | Sabrina Siddiqui | Posted 01.23.2014 | Politics

Americans for Responsible Solutions, the anti-gun violence group created by former Rep. Gabrielle Giffords (D-Ariz.) and her husband Mark Kelly, relea...

COMING UP: Students' Touching Sandy Hook Tributes

HuffPost Live | Posted 01.25.2014 | Politics

While our politicians have done little to pass gun control legislation, individuals and small groups across the nation have stepped up to help their c...

COMING UP: The Business Of Guns

HuffPost Live | Posted 12.13.2013 | Politics

HuffPost Live takes a look at the state of gun sales in America, and their significant rise after the Newtown, Connecticut school shooting in December...

COMING UP: Mental Health After Sandy Hook

HuffPost Live | Posted 12.13.2013 | Politics

One year after Newtown, Vice President Joe Biden has pledged $100 million for improving national mental health services. Where does America's mental h...

COMING UP: The People Of Newtown, One Year Later

HuffPost Live | Posted 12.13.2013 | Politics

On December 14, 2012 the people of Newtown, CT saw their lives change forever. One year later, we discuss how the town has changed, how it has been he...

A Prayer for Action, One Year After Sandy Hook

Bishop Mariann Edgar Budde | Posted 02.12.2014 | Religion
Bishop Mariann Edgar Budde

It is long past time to pass legislation that will expand background checks and other modest measures that will save lives and assuage even a small portion of the grief caused by gun violence that has become a staple of our pastoral duties and our prayers.