Gun Violence

'Exactly Where They Should've Been': The Democratic Sit In and Their Passionate Plea.

Sophie Pope | Posted 24.06.2016 | UK Universities & Education
Sophie Pope

As the Democrats continue their fight for progress in the face of so many tragedies, the rest of the world looks on in hope that the United States may finally move forward in their fight against gun violence. I would urge everyone to follow this closely and get on board with the #NoBillNoBreak trend on Twitter, for it is only in numbers that progress is made.

Why Do Americans Keep Trying to Dodge the Bullet on Gun Control?

Caroline Feraday | Posted 23.06.2016 | UK Politics
Caroline Feraday

When I'm choosing which desk to sit at in our small newsroom office in Los Angeles, I position myself so I can see the door. We now carefully ensure it is always locked and everyone has to buzz for secure entry - even though we are situated behind metal gates in a quiet street near a beach in near paradise. We hot-seat so always sit somewhere different - and so each and every time I check to see where the exits are and plan my exit from that particular work station.

Raising Children in a Violent World

Emma Critchley | Posted 20.06.2016 | UK Parents
Emma Critchley

I have to continue to protect but I also need to be prepared to answer those difficult questions. As parents we can't be scared and we have to forget about the dark clouds on our horizon. We need to ensure that we are bringing up our children to feel safe. We need to continue to find joy in the everyday.

Grow Up America: An Open Letter

Lisa Downs | Posted 13.06.2016 | UK Universities & Education
Lisa Downs

Over the weekend we experienced yet another series of fatal and un-necessary shootings in the USA, and it shouldn't come as a surprise to anyone, and yet it always does. This weekend we were also blessed with the "Largest Mass Shooting Ever in US History". No surprises there. Why? Because America, you will not give up your guns.

For Trayvon

Julian Vigo | Posted 23.05.2016 | UK
Julian Vigo

"My tongue will tell the anger of my heart, or else my heart concealing it will break." --The Taming of the Shrew I just read the BBC article about ...

This Is Why You Should NOT Go to the Olympics in Rio

Philippe Ladvocat | Posted 13.07.2016 | UK Sport
Philippe Ladvocat

This is not an easy article to write. Being a native of Brazil myself, I obviously root for the country to get better and stronger. And that's exactly why I can't stay quiet in this crucial moment. I won't mention all the amazingly beautiful nature, the warm and friendly people or the party atmosphere, that's well known. This is about the side you won't see in the Carnival pictures. So here is why you should not go to the Olympics in Rio...

Research On US Guns Deaths Tells Everyone What They Already Knew

PA | Posted 02.02.2016 | UK

A person is 10 times more likely to be shot dead in the US than in 22 other high-income countries, a study has found.Gun homicide rates were 25 times ...

America is Saved

Mark Robins | Posted 08.01.2016 | UK Politics
Mark Robins

I admit - I love America. I love the country, the people, the diversity, the food, the craziness. I know it has its faults but in general I love it. Except for one major thing. Guns. The country is a mess over this. If it wasn't so tragic it would be laughable. The whole thing has become a farce and I want to add my bit of nonsense to the subject.

Have We Grown Numb?

Jasmine Luby Barrow | Posted 07.12.2015 | UK Universities & Education
Jasmine Luby Barrow

Imminent threats of terrorism are currently at the heart of concern in both the western and third world. In Britain, we are still mourning the loss of innocent lives, close to home in Paris.

Americans and Guns

Alice Bell Reeves | Posted 05.12.2015 | UK
Alice Bell Reeves

Another week, another horrific mass shooting in my adoptive country. And so, again, America grieves, while my British friends shake their heads in disbelief, asking: what is it with Americans and guns?

Russell Howard Just Destroyed America's Obsession With Guns

The Huffington Post UK | Ryan Barrell | Posted 27.11.2015 | UK Comedy

Applications for gun permits in the US have skyrocketed since the atrocious terror attacks in Paris, and there's been no shortage whatsoever of rifle-...

John Oliver Is Disgusted At America's Mistreatment Of Mentally Ill People

The Huffington Post UK | Ryan Barrell | Posted 09.11.2015 | UK Comedy

Get ready to give John Oliver a standing ovation. In the wake of the latest mass shooting in the United States, the 'Last Week Tonight' host decide...

Donald Trump Says 'These Things Happen' Following Oregon Massacre

The Huffington Post UK | Kathryn Snowdon | Posted 02.10.2015 | UK

Ten people died and several remain in hospital following the fatal shooting on a US college campus on Thursday, but the man hoping to take the Republi...

13 Americans Who Think More Guns Are The Solution To Gun Crime

The Huffington Post UK | George Bowden | Posted 02.10.2015 | UK

Thursday's mass shooting at the Umpqua Community College campus in Oregon has brought the issue of American gun laws into focus yet again. Ten peop...

It's Time for America to Rethink Its Gun Control Laws

Richard Neil | Posted 02.10.2015 | UK Politics
Richard Neil

Another day, another mass shooting spree. Surly by now, it's time for America to rethink its gun control laws and make the logical changes that other advanced countries have made. At the time of writing this article, at least 13 people have reportedly been killed and around 20 wounded in a college shooting in Roseburg, Oregon. How many more of these tragedies have to happen?

Trump Speaks Out On America's Gun Problem

The Huffington Post UK | Paul Vale | Posted 28.08.2015 | UK Politics

NEW YORK -- After building a wall on the Mexican border and initiating a trade war with China, President Trump would do nothing to address his country...

Hillary Clinton Gets Emotional As She Pledges To Reform Gun Control

The Huffington Post UK | Eve Hartley | Posted 27.08.2015 | UK

It's been just under a month since Hillary Clinton made a passionate speech on reforming gun laws in the US, in the aftermath of a mass shooting in Ch...

Piers Morgan Has Some Harsh Home Truths For America In Wake Of Virginia Shooting

The Huffington Post UK | Kathryn Snowdon | Posted 26.08.2015 | UK

Piers Morgan has gone on a Twitter tirade against US gun violence, repeatedly tweeting an image of the moment a reporter and cameraman were killed liv...

Charleston Shooting Was 'Tipping Point' Which Led To Virginia Shooter Buying Gun

The Huffington Post UK | Kathryn Snowdon | Posted 26.08.2015 | UK

Bryce Williams, the alleged gunman who killed a reporter and cameraman live on air reportedly said in a fax to ABC News that the Charleston church sho...

World Politely Asks Americans To 'Please Stop Shooting Each Other'

The HuffingtonPost UK | Paul Vale | Posted 26.08.2015 | UK

NEW YORK -- Following the latest deadly shooting on US soil, in which a TV reporter and cameraman were gunned down in Virginia on Wednesday, Twitter u...

Ricky Gervais Has Just Upset Every American Gun Owner

The Huffington Post UK | Kathryn Snowdon | Posted 27.08.2015 | UK

Ricky Gervais has likened having guns to giving people bombs after an American reporter and cameraman were shot dead live on air while filming a segme...

The Boy Shot in a Rio Favela - One Year On, What's Changed?

Beth McLoughlin | Posted 23.06.2016 | UK
Beth McLoughlin

The process of pacification for Gabriel and his neighbours may be entering its second phase as the Olympics approaches, but the community is still a long way from peace.

Police Killings in Brazil: 'My Taxes Paid for the Bullet That Killed My Grandson'

Alexandre Ciconello | Posted 13.05.2015 | UK
Alexandre Ciconello

How much longer will it take for the Brazilian authorities to wake up to these horrors and take real action? The lives of thousands of people - many of them young black men - are at stake.

Two-Year-Old Boy Fatally Shoots Himself Playing With Father's Gun

The Huffington Post UK | Ryan Barrell | Posted 23.01.2015 | UK

An American toddler died on Wednesday after shooting himself with his father's gun. Kaleb Ahles, 2, is reported to have removed the loaded firearm ...

Oscar Pistorius and Gun-Violence: No Happy Endings

Alex Ratcliffe | Posted 30.08.2014 | UK
Alex Ratcliffe

Once upon a time, everyone loved a happy ending. In a world with endless conflict, with the increased glorification of guns and violence, the question for parents and for young people today is: how do we get to that happy ending?