Gun Violence

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

Alexandre Ciconello | Posted 13.03.2015 | 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?

'Armed' Missing Elvis Impersonator Arrested

The Huffington Post UK/PA | Posted 28.06.2014 | UK

Police hunting a 60-year-old Elvis impersonator who was believed to have access to guns have detained a man, they said today. Derrel Weaver was bei...

Why You Should Keep Both Guns & Dildos Locked Up

Huffington Post UK | Sara C Nelson | Posted 27.06.2014 | UK

Picture the idyllic scene: two mothers, bidding each other farewell as one collects her child from a play date. The little scamps come rushing out...

Cornwall School Shut After Fears Of 'Armed Man'

The Huffington Post UK/PA | Posted 27.06.2014 | UK

A school has been closed as armed police search for a "well-known Elivis impersonator" who is believed to have access to guns. Derrel Weaver, 60, f...

Mountain Biker Robbed, Catches It All On His GoPro

The Huffington Post UK | Thomas Tamblyn | Posted 05.06.2014 | UK Tech

Malcolm Fox was nearing the end of a nice relaxing bike ride in South Africa when he was approached by three men, one of which had a gun. They took...

The USA Should Be Learning From Gun Control In The UK

Ian Middleton | Posted 27.07.2014 | UK Politics
Ian Middleton

As a non-US citizen watching yet another parent interviewed after yet another gun massacre in the USA, I can only nod in impotent agreement as the tormented father of one of the victims, Richard Martinez, screams anguished questions at his own government, asking what has been done to prevent these repeated tragedies. The plain answer of course is : Nothing.

The Horrific Shooting of a 15-Year-Old Girl Exposes the Reality of Girls, Guns and Gangs

Polly Courtney | Posted 23.05.2014 | UK
Polly Courtney

We have become aware of - almost immune to - the impact of gangs, guns and drugs on teenage boys in our communities. We turn the pages blithely as newspaper headlines scream of gang-related stabbings in Brixton, confused shootings in Tottenham... But girls? In gangs? Until now, it has barely crossed our minds. We like to think it doesn't happen.

Man Dies After Gun Fired In Hunting Shop

The Huffington Post UK | Posted 11.02.2014 | UK

A man in his eighties has died after a gun was fired at a hunting shop. Police were called to John Powell Gun Makers in Reigate, Surrey, following ...

Wedding Celebration To 'Gangnam Style' Ends With Two Dead (GRAPHIC VIDEO)

The Huffington Post UK | Posted 23.01.2014 | UK

UPDATE: A police source has told Reuters that the guest at the wedding in the southern city of Taiz lost control of his rifle, leading to the deaths...

'Invented Here': London's TEDx Women Talks Set for December

Louisa Daniels | Posted 25.01.2014 | UK Lifestyle
Louisa Daniels

If you haven't heard of TED Talks by now, where have you been? Seriously, they are fantastic! With conferences taking place all over the globe, TED, who are a non-profit organisation, are dedicated to an 'Ideas Worth Spreading' ethos.

Tweet to Highlight How Film Posters Can Glamourise Guns

John Slinger | Posted 23.01.2014 | UK Politics
John Slinger

If enough people take up the challenge, we might collectively achieve some "crowd-research" which might be useful to those who research the influence of depictions of guns and gun violence. Either way, it might stimulate much-needed debate about the casual normalisation of violence in our society.Whilst we hear much debate about whether gun violence in films or computer games can propel young men or boys (for they are almost always male) to commit mass murder or violence, we rarely hear about the effect of images on film posters.

Sarah Palin Responds To Piers Morgan With A Picture Of A Freshly Killed Bear (PICTURE)

The Huffington Post UK | Paul Vale | Posted 28.10.2013 | UK

Sarah Palin, erstwhile vice presidential nominee and subsequent darling of the Tea Party, has responded to a request to appear on Piers Morgan's CCN s...

'They Were Shooting Indiscriminately'

The Huffington Post UK | Posted 24.09.2013 | UK

UPDATE: Al-Shabaab, the Islamist militant group based in Somalia, have claimed responsibility for the attack. At least five people have reportedl...

The Grim Printer: How 3D Printed Guns Could Pave the Way for Illicit Weapons on Britain's Streets

Iain Overton | Posted 17.11.2013 | UK Tech
Iain Overton

3D printers are coming to Britain. This autumn Selfridges is offering a London-based printing workshop, allowing people to make 3D-printed statuettes of themselves. It's all very exciting, but - like most technology - it has a dark side too and has the potential to kill.

How Can America Put Red Lines on Syria but No Red Lines on Gun Deaths at Home?

Gareth Edmundson | Posted 17.11.2013 | UK
Gareth Edmundson

Another mass shooting, more panic on the streets of America. The images we witnessed are all too familiar. There were heroic first responders, crouching and crawling with their rifles. We saw unfurling police tape and flashing blue lights and terror stricken civilians fleeing the since. And now in the aftermath, the discussions into the gunman's motives are being exhaustively debated.

Arkansas School Erects Sign To Deter Gunmen

The Huffington Post UK | Paul Vale | Posted 23.08.2013 | UK Universities & Education

Following the glut of US school shootings in recent years, a private academy in Arkansas has decided to warn any prospective gunmen that staff are not...

WATCH: Sandy Hook Families Urge Gun Control In Advert

Huffington Post UK | Sara C Nelson | Posted 28.05.2013 | UK

Family members who lost loved ones in the Sandy Hook Elementary School shooting last year have appeared in an advert urging gun control. The ad wa...

Switzerland Shooting: Several Dead At Kronospan Wood Processing Plant

Huffington Post UK | Sara C Nelson | Posted 27.02.2013 | UK

Three people were killed and seven were wounded during a shooting at a wood processing plant in Switzerland on Wednesday, police say. The incident...

'None of Us Can Imagine What Gabby Has Gone Through'

The Huffington Post UK | Posted 13.02.2013 | UK

Former congresswoman and shooting victim, Gabrielle Giffords, appears in this month's Vogue Magazine to discuss gun control in the wake of the Sandy H...

'Too Many Children Are Dying'

The Huffington Post UK | Christopher York | Posted 30.01.2013 | UK

Gabby Giffords, the former US congress woman who survived being shot in the head in 2011, has given an emotional speech to the Senate Judiciary Commit...

'You Never Expect To Bury Your Child'

PA/ The Huffington Post UK | Posted 02.01.2013 | UK

The mothers of two teenage girls who were shot dead outside a new year party used the 10th anniversary of their daughters' deaths today to urge young ...

Why the US Should Not Ban Guns

Ellen Grace Jones | Posted 17.02.2013 | UK Politics
Ellen Grace Jones

I hate guns. I wish they didn't exist. But they do. In the wake of the Connecticut shootings this mass knee-jerk call to impose strict firearm laws is an understandable reaction. Unfortunately it isn't the right one.

Newtown Elementary School Shooting: The Weapons of Violent Fantasy

Professor Ian Robertson | Posted 15.02.2013 | UK
Professor Ian Robertson

I am not arguing that violent video games caused the Sandy Hook massacre - that would be absurd. Hundreds of millions of men have violent fantasies and many nourish them in an increasingly realistic and brutally violent virtual world.