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Newtown Elementary School Shooting

More Time for Marysville-Pilchuck

Dr. Gregory Jantz, Ph.D. | Posted 11.16.2014 | Crime
Dr. Gregory Jantz, Ph.D.

Andrew Fryberg died November 7th at Harborview Medical Center in Seattle, two weeks after being shot in the head by his cousin, Jaylen Fryberg, at Marysville-Pilchuck High School.

A Rudder for the Rudderless

Jonathan J. Doll, PhD | Posted 10.24.2014 | Politics
Jonathan J. Doll, PhD

If you haven't seen the masterful William H. Macy movie, Rudderless, you need to. And if you have seen it and are wrestling with something please read on. Moreover, if you felt there was a lack somewhere, anywhere, consider how to find the composure to read on.

Sabrina Siddiqui

Republican Candidate For Connecticut Governor Really Doesn't Want To Talk About Gun Control

HuffingtonPost.com | Sabrina Siddiqui | Posted 10.17.2014 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- Tom Foley, the Republican candidate for governor in Connecticut, has spent much of his campaign criticizing the state's sweeping gun con...

A Conversation About How To Keep Children Safe In A Home With A Gun

HuffPost Live | Rahel Gebreyes | Posted 10.16.2014 | Parents

Each day, eight children and teens under the age of 20 die from gun violence in the U.S. These deaths -- from school shootings, guns being fired at ho...

Focusing on Closing the Gender Gap in School Shootings

Jonathan J. Doll, PhD | Posted 10.06.2014 | Education
Jonathan J. Doll, PhD

We need to find out how to prevent every school shooting, but focusing on the overwhelming male incidence of these tragic events may be helpful.

GOP Candidate Apologizes For Newtown Truther Remarks

AP | Posted 09.14.2014 | Politics

DENVER (AP) — A Pueblo County commission candidate said an article posted on Facebook saying the Newtown shootings were a hoax said his remarks were...

Woman Who Lost Father On 9/11 Helps Newtown Victims Heal

The Huffington Post | Robbie Couch | Posted 09.11.2014 | Good News

Amanda Gregory often thinks of Sept. 11, 2001, the day she lost her father in the World Trade Center attacks. But there was one event in particular in...

The Department Of Education Gives Millions More To Newtown

AP | STEPHEN SINGER | Posted 11.03.2014 | Politics

HARTFORD, Conn. (AP) — The Newtown school district, where a gunman shot and killed 20 grade school children and six educators, is receiving more mon...

Ferguson: Taking Steps to Support a Path Forward

Richard C. Harwood | Posted 10.28.2014 | Impact
Richard C. Harwood

As events continue to unfold in Ferguson, Mo., there are three questions we must ask ourselves: What are we to make of what is happening there? How can Ferguson not be the victim of empty promises of aid and justice that so often come after tragic events? And how can the community productively move forward?

Mom Of Sandy Hook Students Explains What It Was Like To Send Her Kids Back To School

HuffPost Live | Rahel Gebreyes | Posted 08.26.2014 | Parents

Mom Sarah Walker Caron, whose son and daughter attend Sandy Hook Elementary School, sent her children back to school just three and a half weeks after...

Sabrina Siddiqui

American Families More Worried About School And Gun Violence Than Ever

HuffingtonPost.com | Sabrina Siddiqui | Posted 08.12.2014 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- U.S. lawmakers may have moved on from the gun control debate that ensued after the 2012 elementary school shooting in Newtown, Connectic...

GOP Gubernatorial Candidate Really Doesn't Want To Discuss Gun Control

The Huffington Post | Sabrina Siddiqui | Posted 08.07.2014 | Politics

Tom Foley, the Republican candidate for governor in Connecticut, is critical of the state's sweeping gun control laws passed after the 2012 elementary...

Please Help Our Boys

Samantha Kurtzman-Counter | Posted 08.17.2014 | Parents
Samantha Kurtzman-Counter

"The country has to do some soul searching about this. This is becoming the norm and we take it for granted in ways that, as a parent, are terrifying ...

Let's Talk Real Solutions: Mental Health in The U.S.

Carolyn Reinach Wolf | Posted 08.13.2014 | New York
Carolyn Reinach Wolf

Those with serious mental illness are more often the victims of violence rather than the perpetrators. The stigma abounds and of course this too is a diversion away from the real issues - funding and priority.

Jennifer Bendery

Jay Carney Reflects On Newtown Shootings: I've Never Seen Obama So Upset

HuffingtonPost.com | Jennifer Bendery | Posted 06.06.2014 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- With just days to go until he leaves his post as White House press secretary, Jay Carney is looking back on the moments that stand out t...

The Truth Behind School Lockdowns

Natalie Singer-Velush | Posted 08.06.2014 | Parents
Natalie Singer-Velush

It started like any other Friday afternoon. I walked through the unlocked front doors of my kids' school, stopped in the office to sign in as a volunteer and grab an ID badge, and headed down the hall to Ms. C.'s first grade classroom. I was there to help the kids write a newsletter about their week. Instead, I was reminded of my worst nightmare.

We Need Better Data for a Serious Gun Control Debate

Robert Muggah | Posted 07.27.2014 | Crime
Robert Muggah

On one side are those who explain these ghastly incidents as the outcome of a failed mental health system. On the other are pundits who say these preventable deaths are the consequence of America's patent inability to regulate guns. They are both right.

Jason Linkins

#Randbrackets, The Fun New Out-Of-Context Game

HuffingtonPost.com | Jason Linkins | Posted 05.09.2014 | Politics

Earlier today, Buzzfeed's Andrew Kaczynski posted an item about a mailer from the National Association for Gun Rights that contained a fundraising let...

Post-Sandy Hook Security Hasn't Curbed School Shootings

AP | KIMBERLY HEFLING | Posted 02.03.2014 | Crime

WASHINGTON (AP) — Despite increased security put in place after the massacre at Connecticut's Sandy Hook Elementary School in December 2012, there's...

The Empty Seats at the Newtown Holiday Tables

Mary Buffett | Posted 02.23.2014 | Politics
Mary Buffett

One would think that the slaughter of innocents, especially on the cusp of the holidays, would offer Americans the courage to move forward. However, we ended up with cowardice from a select set of Democratic senators.

Newtown Tragedy: The Bell Not Tolled

Dr. Gregory Jantz, Ph.D. | Posted 02.19.2014 | Crime
Dr. Gregory Jantz, Ph.D.

On October 25, 2013, that demolition began, with one headline announcing, "No trace of Sandy Hook Elementary will be left." There is very little trace of Nancy Lanza left in coverage a year later.

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.

Ending School Violence Begins With Me

Kim Simon | Posted 02.16.2014 | Parents
Kim Simon

I'm really tired of listening to all of you ponder, plea, debate and complain. I'm tired of reading your comments on social media. I'm tired of the hand-wringing. The navel-gazing. The attempts at empathy. That's not enough. That won't protect your kids. Do something.

Silence of the Lame

Patricia McGuire | Posted 02.13.2014 | DC
Patricia McGuire

Whether a shocking massacre, or solitary assault with a rifle, the prevalence of gun violence in this nation is the best evidence we have of the genuine moral paralysis of government.

Make a Promise Today for Sandy Hook... for Good

Dr. Karin L. Smithson | Posted 02.14.2014 | Healthy Living
Dr. Karin L. Smithson

We need to love our children without taking the miracle of their lives for granted. We need be present to their warm, silly joy when it passes by us on the street. We should look them in the eyes with gentle sincerity, letting them know that they matter and that we are so very glad that they are here.