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Manchin And Toomey Team Up Again On Background Checks

The Huffington Post | Samantha Lachman | Posted 04.10.2014 | Politics

Sens. Joe Manchin (D-W.Va.) and Pat Toomey (R-Pa.) have teamed up once again to introduce legislation involving background checks. But the bill they'r...

Gun Regulation, Profanity and Thuggery in Rhode Island

Lincoln Mitchell | Posted 04.03.2014 | Politics
Lincoln Mitchell

Bigotry never plays a constructive role in the political discussion, yet Miller's Judaism has drawn comments of a very bigoted and vile nature since the Bidondi incident.

What the Controversial New Georgia Gun Law Really Says

Mike Weisser | Posted 03.31.2014 | Politics
Mike Weisser

Pro-gun and anti-gun groups can always manufacture a good argument -- but they might try, just once, to ground their opinions in real facts.

Speak Up With Jimmy: Can 'The Love Mob' Change the World? (VIDEO)

Jimmy Nguyen | Posted 03.19.2014 | Good News
Jimmy Nguyen

Can you transform the world by gathering people together on a street to cheer, sing and express love? To find out, I interviewed Preston Smiles, founder of The Love Mob, the organization behind "organized acts of love" -- flash mobs -- that support various causes and messages.

The Triggers I Still Face After Leaving Sandy Hook

Alissa Parker | Posted 03.13.2014 | Parents
Alissa Parker

Triggers are hard. They are often unpredictable and they are strong. I have learned to not fight these emotions, but to let them run through me.

Adam Lanza's Father Speaks, But We Still Don't Know Why Sandy Hook Happened

2012-07-03-slatelogo.jpg | Posted 03.11.2014 | Parents

By Hanna Rosin for Slate After the Sandy Hook shooting, there was speculation that Peter Lanza, the father of shooter Adam Lanza, might hold the ke...

'Peter Lanza Is Another Victim Of His Son's Violence'

Sharon Greenthal | Posted 03.10.2014 | Fifty
Sharon Greenthal

In the piece, Peter Lanza gives the impression of a devastated and ruined man. He admits to being haunted by his son nightly in his dreams, wracked with guilt for not having done more to force himself into Adam's life, and even stated that, after what Adam did, he wished Adam had never been born. No parent would utter those words without feeling deep, unendurable pain. None.

Sandy Hook Shooter's Father Breaks His Silence

Posted 03.10.2014 | Crime

The father of Sandy Hook Elementary School shooter Adam Lanza says his son would have killed him, too, given the chance. In his first in-depth inte...

Together Through Mud

Suzy Hayman DeYoung | Posted 03.05.2014 | Impact
Suzy Hayman DeYoung

After all, with the ongoing therapeutic and financial needs that typically follow a community tragedy, why put time and energy toward what is ultimately a bunch of folks traipsing through the mud?

Remember a Month Ago When the Democrats Cared About Income Inequality?

Lincoln Mitchell | Posted 02.27.2014 | Politics
Lincoln Mitchell

This is a failure of both politics and policy. Democrats in Congress and in the White House have been unable to propose laws or legislate effectively in a way that will ameliorate income and wealth disparities and the corrosive effect they have on our system.

Killed by a Gun

Marian Wright Edelman | Posted 02.21.2014 | Politics
Marian Wright Edelman

The headlines in the case were sadly familiar. An angry adult armed with a gun used it to shoot and kill an unarmed black teenager he thought seemed "bad" -- this time, because the teenager and his friends were sitting in a car listening to music the grownup didn't like. In this outrageous Florida case, a middle-aged white man, Michael Dunn, was convicted of three counts of attempted murder and one count of shooting a gun into an occupied car. Jurors agreed he faced no threat after he was annoyed by loud music -- coming from a car he had deliberately chosen to park next to -- and then started an argument, pulled a gun on the car's black teens, and fired three shots at the young men inside the car as they tried to drive away from him.

Talking to Your Kids About Tragic Events

Sheri Meyers | Posted 04.15.2014 | Parents
Sheri Meyers

On the surface, your child may seem OK because they are not talking about how your new family situation or that terrible event is affecting them. That doesn't mean they're OK.

Beyond Beds and Meds: Accepting Nothing Less Than Transformational Change

Chantel Garrett | Posted 04.13.2014 | Politics
Chantel Garrett

We must collectively take urgent action -- as the road ahead for people living with serious mental illness and their families is still a long one, riddled with obstacles on all fronts: social, scientific and political.

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...

Federal Judge Upholds Connecticut Gun Control Law

AP | Posted 01.31.2014 | Politics

HARTFORD, Conn. (AP) — A federal judge upheld Connecticut's gun control law on Thursday, saying the sweeping measure is constitutional even as he ac...

Newtown Gunman's Father Meets With Connecticut Officials

AP | Posted 01.24.2014 | Crime

STAMFORD, Conn. (AP) — The father of the gunman in the Sandy Hook Elementary School killings has met with a Connecticut official and agreed to help ...

How I Know My Daughter Never Truly Left Us

Alissa Parker | Posted 03.10.2014 | Parents
Alissa Parker

The year anniversary was just one of many many ways we have felt connected to our little Em. So, as cliché as it might sound, I know I didn't get my goodbye that day because she has never truly left us.

See Photos of Magpul Bullet Holders Made in CO and Used at Sandy Hook Massacre

Jason Salzman | Posted 03.04.2014 | Denver
Jason Salzman

A new chapter in the story of Magpul Industries, the Colorado manufacturer of gun accessories, unfolded Thursday when the company announced, in a news...

One Stitch At a Time: Anne Lamott's Homespun Theology

Judy Bolton-Fasman | Posted 03.04.2014 | Religion
Judy Bolton-Fasman

Like this startling world of ours, children don't always grow up the way you expect them to. Love and beauty have infinite forms.

After Newtown, 'There's No Simple Fix' For 'Fragmented' System

The Hartford Courant | KATHLEEN MEGAN | Posted 02.26.2014 | Politics

HARTFORD -- Building on momentum generated by the Newtown shootings, advocates for mental health services hope to make strides next year on multiple f...

Reflecting Back On a Year With Gratitude

Kaitlin Roig-DeBellis | Posted 02.26.2014 | Education
Kaitlin Roig-DeBellis

What we each must come to realize is that it's not what happens to us in life that defines us, but in how we choose to respond to it that defines us.

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...

State Police Commissioner Retiring Amid Sandy Hook Criticisms

The Hartford Courant | Dave Altimari | Posted 02.25.2014 | Politics

State Police Commissioner Reuben F. Bradford is leaving his post this week, ending his three-year tenure as the first African American to lead the sta...

Over the River and Through the Woods: Passing Through Pain

Bridget Fonger | Posted 02.17.2014 | Healthy Living
Bridget Fonger

The holidays have a way of triggering old pain points, particularly around the loss of loved ones. I am currently surrounded by several people who h...

One Year After Sandy Hook, What Can Move Us Forward in the Gun Debate

Sherry Hamby, Ph.D. | Posted 02.15.2014 | Crime
Sherry Hamby, Ph.D.

As a clinical psychologist and violence researcher, gun control does not sound bad or scary or unconstitutional. Instead, "well-regulated" means that there is room for the type of safety regulations the government mandates in many other areas.