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Sandy Hook Shootings

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...

David Winograd

Dick's Sporting Goods' Sneaky Move

HuffingtonPost.com | David Winograd | Posted 08.20.2013 | Business

Field & Stream, a new outdoors store opened by Dick's Sporting Goods in western Pennsylvania, is selling AR-15 semi-automatic rifles, apparently endin...

Can Silicon Valley Solve Gun Violence?

San Jose Mercury News | Josh Richman | Posted 05.14.2013 | San Francisco

SAN FRANCISCO -- Three months after their children were slaughtered, parents of Sandy Hook Elementary School students joined forces with Silicon Valle...

Brother, Lay Down Your Arms

Levi Ben-Shmuel | Posted 02.26.2013 | Healthy Living
Levi Ben-Shmuel

The carnage in Newtown ripped my heart. I know the problem is complicated and its solution is crying out for a multifaceted approach, but common sense says it is time to legislate laying down some of our arms.

Newtown Police Officers At Risk Of Losing Pay

AP | MICHAEL MELIA | Posted 02.25.2013 | Business

HARTFORD, Conn. — Some of the police officers who responded to the school shooting in Newtown are so traumatized they haven't been working, but ...

Americans Ecstatic To Get Guns For Christmas

Posted 12.26.2012 | Business

Forget the turtle doves. This year, many Americans were ecstatic to find guns under the Christmas tree. The AR-15 style weapon, which was used in ...

CNN Panelist: This Conversation Could Be Much Uglier

Posted 12.24.2012 | Media

Salon writer David Sirota appeared on Don Lemon's CNN show on Saturday to discuss that the majority of mass shooters in the United States have been wh...

Bloomberg Partially Blames NRA For Newtown Shootings

Benjamin Hart | Posted 12.21.2012 | Politics

New York mayor Michael Bloomberg has long been an outspoken critic of the National Rifle Association. But in an interview with ABC's "Nightline," his ...

Next Steps for Sandy Hook: Surviving Guilt

Vivian Diller, Ph.D. | Posted 02.18.2013 | Healthy Living
Vivian Diller, Ph.D.

Survivors of tragedies struggle in ways that most people find hard to understand. The emotions are complex and confusing. The feelings depend upon on the psychological makeup of the individual involved and vary depending on the nature of the traumatic event.

Jeffrey Young

What Gun Violence Costs Society

HuffingtonPost.com | Jeffrey Young | Posted 12.19.2012 | Business

Making and selling guns and ammunition is a lucrative business for U.S. firearms companies, which will earn nearly $1 billion in profit this year, acc...

Imagine Living in a World Without Violence or the Connecticut Massacre

Tio Hardiman | Posted 12.17.2012 | Chicago
Tio Hardiman

The Connecticut Massacre should serve as the tipping point to start a serious dialogue across the nation regarding sensible gun control laws and treating violent behavior as a public health issue. We have to create a vision without violence sooner rather than later.

Parents Of Violent Children Respond To Liza Long's Essay

Lisa Belkin | Posted 12.17.2012 | Parents

"We installed a Schlage deadbolt on our bedroom," one mother wrote, describing how far she went to keep a 17-year-old stepson out. "We are terrifi...

'I Am Adam Lanza's Mother' Author Faces Tremendous Backlash

Posted 12.17.2012 | Parents

When Liza Long spilled her pain onto her blog on Friday, the Internet responded. Her tale of parenting a mentally ill teen, who she called “Michael,...

Christmas in Connecticut

Brenda Peterson | Posted 02.15.2013 | Crime
Brenda Peterson

The murderer of little children wore combat gear. What war was he fighting? Who was his enemy? Who gave him his marching orders and high-powered weapo...

After Newtown, There Is No Place For Parents To Hide

Lisa Belkin | Posted 02.16.2013 | Parents
Lisa Belkin

Parents can't hide anymore either. There is nothing left to conjure from our desperate imaginations that separates our children from the ones who were dropped off for just another day of school Friday morning. There is no way to blame their parents here. So we have to blame ourselves.

Speculating About Adam Lanza's Mental State

Dr. Harold Koplewicz | Posted 02.16.2013 | Healthy Living
Dr. Harold Koplewicz

At this point, any comment on the psychiatric profile of Adam Lanza, the 20-year-old man responsible for these murders, is complete hearsay. By themselves, these traits do not indicate any diagnosis at all, although we have been quick to dissect them in the search for meaning.

Celebrating Life in the Midst of Tragic, Violent Loss: A Creative Guide to Healing

Dr. Cara Barker | Posted 02.16.2013 | Healthy Living
Dr. Cara Barker

How do you celebrate the holidays in the wake of a national tragedy? How do you find life in the midst of carnage too horrible to imagine? Here's what you need to know, from the perspective of a parent who has lost their child from a catastrophic act of violence.

How Reading Can Help Us Heal

Bethanne Patrick | Posted 02.16.2013 | Books
Bethanne Patrick

A new week begins and a nation mourns, as nations have done since the dawn of time: Wherever humans gather, there will at some point be tragedy.

Sam Stein

Frank Lautenberg To Introduce High-Capacity Magazine Ban Post-Sandy Hook

HuffingtonPost.com | Sam Stein | Posted 12.18.2012 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- Sen. Frank Lautenberg (D-N.J.) will introduce legislation in the next Congress to ban the sale of high-capacity magazines, his office to...