Gun Violence

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 25.06.2015 | 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?

'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.