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Piers Morgan V America's Gun Lobby

The Huffington Post UK | Paul Vale | Posted 16.10.2013 | UK

Piers Morgan's ongoing battle with the American gun lobby, expressed in often bruising debates with gun rights activists on his CNN show, has won the ...

'Please Don't Bring Guns Into Starbucks'

The Huffington Post UK | Paul Vale | Posted 18.09.2013 | UK

The CEO of Starbucks has asked that guns are no longer brought into the retailer’s US outlets after pro-gun advocates held a number of "Appreciation...

Nonchalance the Painful Norm

Adam Isaacs | Posted 16.11.2013 | UK Universities & Education
Adam Isaacs

Fear is a key weapon used by NRA and alike gun lobby's. They love the old, 'you vote against us you'll lose your seat' ploy. Unlike the electorate, they don't forget which way you voted and seat targeting commences.

Brit Admits Threats To Kill US Citizens On Facebook

PA | Posted 26.06.2013 | UK

A British internet troll has admitted threatening to kill 200 US citizens in Facebook posts which led thousands of children to stay off school. Fat...

'We Are Not Going Anywhere'

PA/ The Huffington Post UK | Posted 08.04.2013 | UK

The mother of a British boy shot dead in the Sandy Hook school massacre has spoken of "finding her voice" in the campaign for gun law changes. Six-...

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...

Warm and Fuzzy Healing: Animal-Assisted Therapy in Hospitals and Communities

Claire Surrey | Posted 15.03.2013 | UK Universities & Education
Claire Surrey

The students of Sandy Hook Elementary School in Connecticut resumed classes on January 3, less than a month after the massacre that killed 20 of their fellow students and six staff members. At the newly refurbished school in a neighbouring town, administrators prepared for the students' return with stuffed toys, on-site counsellors, and a team of friendly, bouncing golden retrievers.

'White Supremacist' Teen Faces Bomb Plot Charges

The Huffington Post UK | Posted 08.01.2013 | UK Universities & Education

A student in the US who describes himself as a "white supremacist" has been charged with attempted assault after plans to blow up his school were foun...

Pictures Of The Day Live: 3rd January 2013

Elliot Wagland, Tahira Mirza, Matthew Tucker | Posted 03.01.2013 | UK

The Huffington Post pictures of the day brings you the very best images from around the world chosen by our own photo editors, Elliot Wagland, Matthew...

Pictures Of The Day Live: 2nd January 2013

Elliot Wagland, Tahira Mirza, Matthew Tucker | Posted 02.01.2013 | UK

The Huffington Post pictures of the day brings you the very best images from around the world chosen by our own photo editors, Elliot Wagland, Matthew...

Kindness

Hugh Salmon | Posted 27.02.2013 | UK Lifestyle
Hugh Salmon

In the face of the horror of Sandy Hook, perhaps now would be a good time to celebrate the kindness of the American people and hope that this basic human instinct will prevail.

Pictures Of The Year 2012: A Month By Month Guide

Elliot Wagland | Posted 29.12.2012 | UK

GRAPHIC IMAGE WARNING: The Associated Press (AP), one of the world's foremost news agencies has compiled it's most iconic images from 2012. AP Dir...

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?

The Finger of Blame

Steve Willingham | Posted 20.02.2013 | UK Politics
Steve Willingham

Film is an outlet for the appetites we're unable to express in real life, a feeding ground for our passions where we can glut ourselves in the safe knowledge that it harms no-one. Isn't it better to experience our violence and horror vicariously through film, than practise it in reality?

'Guns don't kill people'. Really?

Robin Lustig | Posted 19.02.2013 | UK
Robin Lustig

I am not, repeat not, in favour of arming teachers, or indeed anyone else, in schools. But I recognise why others may disagree.

Sandy Hook School Shooting Prompts Surge In 'Bulletproof' Backpack Sales

Huffington Post UK | Sara C Nelson | Posted 21.12.2012 | UK

The Sandy Hook Elementary School shooting has caused a boom in the sales of "bulletproof" backpacks, it has been reported. Elmar Uy, of Massachuse...

Pictures Of The Week From The Huffington Post Picture Desk

Elliot Wagland, Tahira Mirza, Matthew Tucker | Posted 22.12.2012 | UK

This week in pictures brings you the emotional and heartbreaking images from the funerals of the Sandy Hook school victims in Newtown, The Queen atten...

US Gun Laws: Could Twitter and Facebook be Forces For Good?

Hugh Salmon | Posted 19.02.2013 | UK Politics
Hugh Salmon

Yes, America, it is you who must change. You must change your gun laws in line with the rest of the civilised world. You must collect up your murderous weapons, throw them onto the fire and destroy them.

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.

Pro-Gun Senators Back Change On Firearm Control

Posted 18.12.2012 | UK

A group of pro-gun US politicians have come out in support of changing firearm laws in the wake of the Sandy Hook massacre, where 20 children and six ...

After Newtown's Nightmare, Who Would Be Obama?

Jon Snow | Posted 16.02.2013 | UK Politics
Jon Snow

What is it about America that renders so powerful a nation so incapable of coping with its once brilliant Constitution?

Schools In Connecticut Town Briefly On Lockdown Over 'Suspicious Person'

The Huffington Post UK | Huffington Post Reporter | Posted 17.12.2012 | UK

Schools in a Connecticut town just miles away from the site where 20 children were killed on Friday were briefly put on lockdown briefly on Monday aft...

School Shootings: It's Time the Media Admit They Are a Big Part of the Problem

Richard Gizbert | Posted 16.02.2013 | UK Politics
Richard Gizbert

Americans have always had guns. Something else has changed in the social equation. I believe it has to do with the need to be famous, the willingness of some sick people to go to the most horrific lengths to achieve that, and the role the media play.

'Our Hearts Are Broken', States President Obama in His Most Moving Address Since Taking Office

Emily Stacey | Posted 15.02.2013 | UK Politics
Emily Stacey

Speaking as a parent rather than a president, Obama left a series of long silences during his speech and visibly wiped tears from each of his eyes, highlighting his shock and the effect it had had on his role as a father.

Suffer the Little Children.....

Grainne Gillis | Posted 15.02.2013 | UK Politics
Grainne Gillis

What America has to ask itself is this, as basic as it is: What do we value more? The right to own a deadly bit of metal, or the right of our children to live beyond their seventh birthday? This debate has come too late for the innocent victims of Newtown, Connecticut; but to honour their memories, the debate must happen so that it is not too late for others. I