UK Guns

Gangs, Rape, Violence: The Girls We're Letting Down

Suzanne Virdee | Posted 08.09.2017 | UK
Suzanne Virdee

I sit down for coffee and a chat on a sunny terrace with a friend who's a senior youth worker, and she says. "We have a big problem with our 11-13 year old girls". She works on the edge of a big city, in charge of a large youth centre. Her young clients are often affiliated to gangs. She bans all gang talk, throwing of signs and bandanas that identify which gang they belong to. No weapons either. It's to create a safe oasis in their chaotic world. But she's worried it's girls that are suffering most.

This Man Wants You To Meet The 7 Kids Killed By Guns Every Day In America

The Huffington Post | Louise Ridley | Posted 24.09.2016 | UK

“You don’t know where they are going to die, or who they are going to be,” says Gary Younge, referring to the fact that an average of seven chil...

US Police Have Shot Dead A 13-Yr-Old Carrying A BB Gun

The Huffington Post | Christopher York | Posted 15.09.2016 | UK

Police in America have shot dead a 13-year-old boy after he drew a BB gun rom his waistband, while on officer was trying to detain him. Tyree King and...

Innocent Dallas Suspect Mark Hughes Shows the Second Amendment Might Only Apply If You're White

Louise Ridley | Posted 09.07.2017 | UK
Louise Ridley

There's a sad double-standard about open carry laws that could have predicted the police's mistake in making Mark a suspect: many people speculate he was under suspicion not because of the gun, but because he was a black man carrying a gun.

US Newspaper Front Page Jumps To Conclusions After Dallas Shooting

The Huffington Post | Louise Ridley | Posted 08.07.2016 | UK

An American newspaper has been criticised for branding the Dallas police shootings a ‘civil war’ while no motives for the killing of five policeme...

Father Who Accidentally Shot Son: ‘The Gun Didn’t Kill My Boy. I Did.’

The Huffington Post | Sara C Nelson | Posted 05.07.2016 | UK

A 14-year-old boy was accidentally shot and killed by his father at a Florida gun range on Sunday. William Clayton Brumby was firing his weapon at the...

Is Democracy Still Working?

Tom Farr | Posted 18.06.2017 | UK Politics
Tom Farr

I certainly don't know, but it's becoming abundantly clear that a free-for-all majority rule is no longer certain to keep us on course, and is rapidly becoming an exercise in trial-and-error with dire consequences.

The US Senate Has Decided It's A Bad Idea To Stop Suspected Terrorists Buying Guns

The Huffington Post | Christopher York | Posted 21.06.2016 | UK

The US Senate has blocked a number of gun control reforms including one prohibiting the sale of weapons to suspected terrorists. The US senate rejec...

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.

News Reader Breaks Down As He Reads List Of Orlando Shooting Victim Names

The Huffington Post | Christopher York | Posted 14.06.2016 | UK

A CNN anchor has poignantly demonstrated the difficulties of reporting on an event as tragic as the Orlando nightclub shootings. Anderson Cooper strug...

Terrifying Video Shows Victim Of Orlando Shooting As Gunman Opens Fire

The Huffington Post | Christopher York | Posted 13.06.2016 | UK

Footage has emerged showing the terrifying scenes inside the Florida nightclub where 49 people were shot dead on Sunday. Amanda Alvear, 25, recorded h...

Grow Up America: An Open Letter

Lisa Downs | Posted 14.06.2017 | 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.

John Oliver's Beautifully Eloquent Orlando Shooting Speech Is Getting A Lot Of Praise

The Huffington Post | Christopher York | Posted 13.06.2016 | UK

John Oliver has delivered an eloquent and incredibly moving speech on the Orlando shooting tragedy and won plaudits for summing up the heart-breaking ...

Turkish Newspaper Uses Homophobic Headline On Orlando Shooting

The Huffington Post | Christopher York | Posted 13.06.2016 | UK

A Turkish newspaper has called the victims of the Orlando shooting "perverts" and "deviants". Yeni Akit which has ties with Turkish President Recep Ta...

J.K. Rowling Identifies Orlando Shooting Victim As 'Harry Potter' Ride Worker

The Huffington Post | Christopher York | Posted 13.06.2016 | UK

J.K. Rowling has identified a victim of the Orlando mass shooting as a worker on the 'Harry Potter' ride at Universal studios, Florida. In an emotiona...

Disgust As George Zimmerman Auctions Gun Used To Kill Trayvon Martin

The Huffington Post | Christopher York | Posted 12.05.2016 | UK

George Zimmerman is to auction the gun he used to kill unarmed black teenager, Trayvon Martin. “I’m a free American,” he told Fox 35 in Orlando....

Some 'Genius' Built A Gun That Looks Like A Phone. Slow Clap

The Huffington Post | Nitya Rajan | Posted 31.03.2016 | UK Tech

A gun that looks like a mobile phone - this is the latest creation from an American startup. The gun, dubbed Ideal Conceal, is designed to look like a...

Pro-Gun Activist Accidentally Shot By Her 4-year-Old Son

The Huffington Post UK | Chris York | Posted 10.03.2016 | UK

A pro-gun activist has been accidentally shot in the back by her four-year-old son. Just hours earlier Jamie Gilt, 31, had boasted about how her ch...

Cashier Fights Off Armed Robber With Her Bare Hands Then Gives Chase With A Hammer

The Huffington Post UK | Chris York | Posted 04.03.2016 | UK

A female shop-worker has been recorded on CCTV battling off an armed robber with her bare hands. Bhumika Patel, cashier at the convenience store in...

People Are Ripping Jeb Bush A New One For His Gun Tweet

The Huffington Post UK | Ryan Barrell | Posted 17.02.2016 | UK Comedy

Floundering in the polls, Republican presidential wannabe Jeb Bush decided to lock and load a surefire way to win over a few American voters - by purc...

Boy, 11, Guilty Of Shooting Dead Girl, 8, In Row Over Puppies

The Huffington Post UK | Chris York | Posted 06.02.2016 | UK

An 11-year-old American boy has been found guilty of shooting dead an eight-year-old girl in a row over puppies. The juvenile who has been named by...

Gun Crime Victim Gives Nonchalant Interview Minutes After Being Shot

The Huffington Post UK | George Bowden | Posted 30.01.2016 | UK

CAUTION: STRONG LANGUAGE For most television reporters, establishing clear facts in the wake of an incident is difficult. But Reyna Harvey had no s...

Gun Porn Draws Thousands To Las Vegas To Fetishise Big Weapons

The Huffington Post UK | Paul Vale | Posted 20.01.2016 | UK

Some 60,000 Americans reacted Barack Obama’s December proposals to tighten up existing gun-ownership regulations following a spate of mass shootings...

Egypt Evolved - It's Not as Scary as You'd Think

Kylie Barton | Posted 12.01.2017 | UK
Kylie Barton

I first visited the country ten years ago, as a young girl in love. At the end of last year, I returned, and other than the coral reefs, it was not the frightful and disappointing experience the scare mongering public and media would have you believe.

America is Saved

Mark Robins | Posted 06.01.2017 | 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.