Violent by Trade: More Gun Dealers Than Starbucks in the U.S.

Dyfed Loesche | Posted 15.06.2017 | UK Politics
Dyfed Loesche

Firearms are big business. The magnitude of how readily available deadly weapons are in the U.S. is made clear by the chart below based on figures by data visualization hub 1point21... Trading in guns seems even more common than selling burgers or coffee.

Tony Martin Being Held By Police Over 'Illegal Firearm'

The Huffington Post UK | Aubrey Allegretti | Posted 31.12.2015 | UK

Tony Martin, the famed Norfolk farmer jailed for shooting dead a teenage burglar, has been arrested for possession of an illegal firearm, sources have...

Almost 1,000 Massacres Since Sandy Hook and the USA Still Hasn't Learned Its Lesson

David Mooney | Posted 01.10.2016 | UK
David Mooney

It may sound trite, but it's a really simple equation. There will be fewer people shot if there are fewer firearms readily available. Just how many mothers, fathers, sons, daughters, brothers, or sisters must be told that a family member will not be coming home because a lunatic has put a bullet in them before the USA will actually do something about it?

It Starts With a Change in Culture

Jared Joffe | Posted 26.08.2016 | UK
Jared Joffe

It's both sad and distressing that this kind of news is no longer surprising for us on the other side of the world. I have had strong views about gun control for a long time, and feel compelled to share them with you today.

Christopher Salmon PCC for Powys Constabulary

Clive Norman | Posted 05.04.2015 | UK
Clive Norman

When I joined all those years back I was sure that the UK Police should be unarmed. Now I can hear the cogs whirring. Ah, but now having been shot and had colleagues and friends lose their lives, you have now changed your mind! Actually no.

This Smart Rifle Turns Anyone Into An Elite Sniper

The Huffington Post UK | Posted 20.05.2014 | UK Tech

The thing about shooting someone with a high-powered rifle from one kilometre away is that it's rather hard. Armies spend millions of pounds traini...

Gun Fight at the Ukip Corral

Gregor Smith | Posted 01.04.2014 | UK Universities & Education
Gregor Smith

Nigel Farage is frequently described as a "populist" and "man of the people" (although seemingly only by his critics), but last week he did something uncharacteristically un-populist...

World's First 3D-Printed Guns To Go On Display At The V&A

Huffington Post UK | Posted 16.09.2013 | UK Tech

London's V&A museum has acquired the world's first 3D-printed guns to put on display. The two prototype Liberator firearms were successfully fired ...

WATCH: 3D-Printed Rifle Upgraded To Fire 14 Rounds

Huffington Post UK | Posted 05.08.2013 | UK Tech

The next logical step in the continuing, worrying and seemingly inevitable evolution of freely available 3d-printed weapons has arrived. This time ...

Inside the Historic Global Treaty to Regulate the $85Billion Arms Trade

Anna Macdonald | Posted 24.08.2013 | UK
Anna Macdonald

Ten years ago, when I, along with colleagues from many countries around the world launched the Control Arms campaign, we had a simple message for governments: the arms trade is out of control and ordinary people around the world are suffering at the rate of one death every minute, with millions more forced from their homes, suffering abuse and impoverishment.

Fears Over 'Guns' In Greek Parliament

The Huffington Post UK | Posted 21.05.2013 | UK

An MP from the radical far-right Golden Dawn party was asked to stow his gun away before entering the Greek Parliament building, but he reportedly tol...

3D Printed Gun Downloaded Over 100,000 Times...

Huffington Post UK | Christopher York | Posted 09.05.2013 | UK Tech

Blueprints for the world's first 3D printed gun have been downloaded more than 100,000 times in just two days. Even more worryingly, the CAD files ...

WATCH: World's First 3D Printed Gun Fired

Huffington Post UK | Posted 06.05.2013 | UK Tech

An American man has fired the first ever gun made with a 3D printer. The news brings the reality of absolutely anyone being able to make firearms i...

Felicity A Morse

'Inaccurate Upsetting Drivel' | Felicity A Morse | Posted 29.04.2013 | UK Politics

An email from the office of Ukip leader Nigel Farage linking increased gun ownership to a decrease in firearms-related crime has been slammed by MPs a...

A Global View of the Newtown Massacre

Peter Byass | Posted 26.02.2013 | UK
Peter Byass

Much has already been written about the tragic events of 14 December in Newtown, Connecticut. It's hard to think of anything much worse than twenty small children being gunned down just before Christmas, for doing nothing worse than attending school. But what is the global perspective on this awful event?

Is It Freedom? The Right to Bear Arms and Shoot (Reflections on Sandy Hook)

April Salchert | Posted 17.02.2013 | UK Politics
April Salchert

Do us all a favor and leave the gun at the shooting range and hunting grounds. Keep our homes safe. Keep our children safe. It's a worthwhile sacrifice.

The Cost of the Right to Bear Arms

Bob Morgan | Posted 17.02.2013 | UK
Bob Morgan

America has experienced a dreadful loss of young and innocent lives after the murderous shooting rampage in Connecticut. Such incidents are not unique to America but surely what matters is what a nation does to stop these things happening again.

Police Uncover Large Stash Of Weapons At Scottish Farm

PA | Posted 13.04.2012 | UK

A significant amount of guns and ammunition has been found at a former farm building following a large-scale search by police. More than 20 officer...

Officers Fool Around With Shotgun Just Weeks After PC Ian Terry's Death

PA/Huffington Post UK | Posted 28.03.2012 | UK

A picture of officers fooling around with a police firearm has distressed the family of Pc Ian Terry, who was shot dead during a bungled training exer...

Madonna's Ex-Bodyguard Jailed For Smuggling Guns Into UK

PA | Posted 11.01.2012 | UK

A former US marine who once worked as a bodyguard for Madonna has been jailed for 10 years for smuggling guns into the UK on commercial flights. St...

Peterlee Murders: Michael Atherton 'A Good Man' Says Son

PA | Posted 04.01.2012 | UK

The devastated son of triple killer Michael Atherton said he could not understand why "such a good man" would kill his partner and three relatives. ...

Peterlee Shooting: 'Unstable' Killer Had Guns Taken By Police Three Years Ago

PA | Posted 03.01.2012 | UK

A man who shot his partner and two other women before killing himself had his guns taken from him by police three years ago amid concerns for the stat...

After Durham Shooting, Debate Reopens: Are Britain's Gun Laws Tough Enough?

Huffington Post UK | Felicity Morse | Posted 03.01.2012 | UK

The New Year's Day shootings in Peterlee, County Durham, have reopened the debate about whether Britain's firearms laws should be tightened further, a...

Gun Licence Probe Launched After Peterlee Murders

PA | Posted 03.01.2012 | UK

An investigation is to be launched into how a man who shot dead his partner and two other women before turning the gun on himself was allowed to hold ...

Schoolboy With Two Guns And Live Ammunition Walks Free As Judge Has 'No Power'

Huffington Post UK | Lucy Sherriff | Posted 25.11.2011 | UK Universities & Education

A 14-year-old schoolboy has walked away from court despite admitting possession of two guns and live ammunition after a judge ruled he had "no power" ...