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Colorado GOP Candidates Attended Event Hosted By Sandy Hook Shooting Truther

HuffingtonPost.com | Samantha Lachman | Posted 09.11.2014 | Politics

Given that Colorado has had its fair share of mass shootings, the fact that two high-profile Republicans there attended an event with a candidate for ...

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 09.03.2014 | 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...

Sunday Roundup

Arianna Huffington | Posted 08.31.2014 | Politics
Arianna Huffington

This week got off to a horrifying start as a 9-year-old girl accidentally shot a gun range instructor with a fully automatic Uzi. While the manager of the Bullets and Burgers range promised a "policy review," how about one for the country? Let's look at why 30 states allow children to own long guns; at why the number of kids dying from gunshot wounds is up nearly 60 percent in 10 years; at why twice as many kids die each year from guns than cancer; at why almost 200 children died from gun violence the year after Sandy Hook. And at what it says about our real regard for child safety that all this can be true while, last month, a mom was arrested for letting her 9-year-old daughter play alone at a playground. This latest gun-related tragedy certainly has more than one victim. How many more children's lives have to be destroyed for us to come to our senses?

Expert: Connecticut Schools Should Have Unarmed Guards To Prevent Shootings

Reuters | Posted 08.18.2014 | Politics

By Richard Weizel HARTFORD, Conn., Aug 15 (Reuters) - A security expert told the Connecticut panel reviewing the response to the 2012 ...

The NRA's Most Ridiculous Video (So Far) Calls For Government Subsidized Free Ammunition

Bob Cesca | Posted 07.25.2014 | Politics
Bob Cesca

It came as no surprise when the NRA released a brand new YouTube video that literally makes no sense whatsoever -- on any level. In fact, it's so off-the-rails that it's difficult to imagine even the most loyal NRA automatons buying into what it says.

Overcoming Evil

Marian Wright Edelman | Posted 09.10.2014 | Politics
Marian Wright Edelman

Make them feel part of something bigger. Let them know you will be there for them. Remember words that have become the Márquez-Greene family's motto: "Love Wins." And work without ceasing for common sense gun safety measures to stop the scourge of violence in America.

An Open Letter to Governor Christie

John Koch | Posted 09.08.2014 | Politics
John Koch

Since the middle of May, Nicole and several of the other Sandy Hook family members have called your office multiple times a week requesting a meeting to discuss an important piece of legislation -- legislation that if passed, could prevent a similar tragedy or lessen the loss of life. You ignored them at every turn.

Chris Christie Defends Refusal To Meet With Sandy Hook Parents

The Huffington Post | Sam Levine | Posted 07.08.2014 | Politics

New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie (R) defended his decision not to meet with the families of the children killed at Sandy Hook Elementary School before v...

This Dancing Crossing Guard Is Making Sandy Hook A Brighter Place

The Huffington Post | Dominique Mosbergen | Posted 06.24.2014 | Good News

This is Kathy Holick. She's a dance-aholic; and if you saw her boogie, you'd be sure to crack a smile. (function(d, s, id) { var js, fjs = d.getE...

Newtown: A Shared Experience

Suzy Hayman DeYoung | Posted 08.20.2014 | Impact
Suzy Hayman DeYoung

A noteworthy event took place in Newtown, CT last month. On May 31, the Newtown community proudly hosted a gathering of visitors. No media, no politics -- just people.

Sam Stein

With School Shootings Routine, Parents Turn To Bulletproof Backpacks, Child Clothing

HuffingtonPost.com | Sam Stein | Posted 06.16.2014 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- The aftermath of school shootings is now all too familiar. The shock of the breaking news, the scenes of school evacuations, the ensuing...

The Tragic Results of Complacency, Wishing, Hoping & Praying Is More Dead Children

Jon Hotchkiss | Posted 08.13.2014 | Politics
Jon Hotchkiss

Anyone who tells you the words of the constitution are immutable... is a liar. Anyone who tells you that if the constitution gives an American a "right," there is absolutely nothing that the government can do to take it away, is also a liar.

Blankets, Guns and Plumbers

Lincoln Mitchell | Posted 08.11.2014 | Politics
Lincoln Mitchell

The most quoted line from Samuel Wurzelbacher's letter was "your dead kids don't trump my constitutional rights." The chutzpah required to write something like that to a total stranger who has just lost a child and does not care about your opinion notwithstanding, the worst thing about that line is that it is essentially the official position of the US government.

An Open Letter to Whoever Stole a Sandy Hook Victim's Memorial Sign

Chez Pazienza | Posted 07.16.2014 | Crime
Chez Pazienza

What you've done to the McDonnell family and to the memory of Grace McDonnell, and why you've done it, fills me with the kind of rage decent society wisely doesn't condone.

Sandy Hook 'Truther' Tells Mother Her Daughter Never Existed

The Huffington Post | David Moye | Posted 05.14.2014 | Crime

A playground in Mystic, Connecticut, dedicated to a girl shot during the Newtown massacre, is allegedly being vandalized by "truthers" who claim the s...

Ryan J. Reilly

Post-Sandy Hook Active Shooter Training Has Already Saved Lives, Says FBI Director James Comey

HuffingtonPost.com | Ryan J. Reilly | Posted 05.02.2014 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- The active shooter training that the FBI has been giving to local and state law enforcement officials across the country in the wake of ...

Why Our Children Need Us Now More Than Ever

Stephanie Bender | Posted 07.01.2014 | Fifty
Stephanie Bender

Many believe that the current age of technology keeps us more connected. I disagree. Computers, cellphones, iPads, etc. serve a purpose, but it's not to keep us connected with each other. The disconnect amongst people is startling. Instead of interacting with a real, live human being, we read emails or texts. Or, perhaps we read a blog. We're far more attached to technology than people.

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 06.02.2014 | 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 05.31.2014 | 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 05.19.2014 | 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 05.13.2014 | 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 05.10.2014 | 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.