Sandy Hook

Violent Game Obsession: Common Thread to Mass Murders

Dan Ehrlich | Posted 19.11.2013 | UK Tech
Dan Ehrlich

The latest gun massacre in America where 12 people were killed in Washington DC has another thing in common with the mass murder last December of 26 kids and teachers...violent computer games. To be more specific it was the life-like combat killing spree Call of Duty.

Jim Carrey Refuses To Promote 'Kick-Ass 2'

The Huffington Post UK | Posted 24.06.2013 | UK Entertainment

Jim Carrey is refusing to be part of the promotion for his latest film, 'Kick-Ass 2', because of its violent content. In the wake of the Sandy Hook...

America and Its Guns

Robert Moore | Posted 13.08.2013 | UK Politics
Robert Moore

Washington has moved on in the six months since Sandy Hook. Over 5,000 gun murders have taken place since then, a toll greater than all the US deaths of the Iraq War. Those names are being read out today in front of the Capitol, a stinging rebuke to Senators who voted against reform.

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...

Bullet-proof Backpacks and Playground Paranoia Abound in Sandy Hook Fallout

Planet Ivy | Posted 07.04.2013 | UK Politics
Planet Ivy

As should probably have been expected in the wake of the December shootings at Sandy Hook, America's knee is still jerking over a month later, in a variety of depressingly haphazard directions.

It's Not Just Gun Owners Who Need to Down Their Weapons, But Their Children Too

Cat Mcshane | Posted 17.03.2013 | UK Politics
Cat Mcshane

It's the daughters and sons of gun owners that need to be kept an eye on; they're the ones most at risk of being killed in a massacre, or being the cause of one.

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...

PHOTOS: A Year In The Life Of President Obama

Huffington Post UK | Posted 31.01.2013 | UK Politics

The White House has released a back catalogue of pictures from the past year, in snapshots that capture an intimate portrait of the US President's las...

'This May Be The Safest School In America Right Now': Sandy Hook Students Go Back To School

Posted 23.01.2014 | UK

Students from Sandy Hook have returned to school for the first time since 27 people, including 20 children, were massacred during Adam Lanza's murdero...

Gun Violence, Not Petition, Could Force Morgan Out of US

Dan Ehrlich | Posted 02.03.2013 | UK
Dan Ehrlich

Now, I have nothing against people owning guns for sport or self-defense. What I find about as hard to swallow as a slug from a Colt .45 is their almost sensuous love for these weapons and the need to buy more and more of them, from automatic hand guns to assault rifles. To me, some of these people seem less than civilized morons.

Gay Meat and Guns

Scott Capurro | Posted 17.02.2013 | UK Comedy
Scott Capurro

When I was in California in July, my sister showed me her gun. She lives in a wealthy, predominately white suburb, and she keeps the gun polished and loaded to defend herself and her family against lunatics who also have guns.

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.

As First Graders and Fire Fighters Are Gunned Down, NRA Calls for More Firearms

Martha Rosenberg | Posted 23.02.2013 | UK Politics
Martha Rosenberg

The NRA's post-Newtown sabre rattling is not the first time it has responded to massacres by reaffirming its More! Faster! Bigger! Stronger! Better! firearm extremism.

Obama's Dilemma

Damon Boughen | Posted 27.12.2012 | UK Politics
Damon Boughen

It will be a veritable minefield for Obama to negotiate even weak gun control legislation, but unless he does, I will expect the likes of Aurora and Sandy Hook to occur again and again until the body count becomes too much for even the staunchest defender of the Second Amendment to stomach.

Piers Morgan Is Right on Guns... But So Is the NRA

Jeffrey Gedmin | Posted 25.02.2013 | UK Politics
Jeffrey Gedmin

What's going on? You wouldn't know from the debate, or from growing pundit recklessness, which itself now shows signs of spinning out of control. It would funny, if it weren't so sad.

Archbishop's Call For Gun Control After 'Brutal Trauma' Of Sandy Hook

PA/ The Huffington Post UK | Posted 22.12.2012 | UK

The Archbishop of Canterbury backed stricter gun controls in the wake of the Sandy Hook school massacre, saying the ready availability of weapons in a...

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.

Child Murder Joke Won't Be Removed From 'This Is 40'

WENN | Posted 20.12.2012 | UK Entertainment

Director Judd Apatow has refused to remove a joke about child murder from his new film 'This Is 40' following the Connecticut school massacre last wee...

Pictures Of The Day Live: 20th December 2012

Elliot Wagland, Tahira Mirza, Matthew Tucker and Gareth Richman | Posted 20.12.2012 | 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...

Gun Lobby Breaks Silence: The NRA Is 'Shocked & Saddened'

Huffington Post UK | Sara C Nelson | Posted 19.12.2012 | UK

The National Rifle Association has broken its silence, four days after the school shooting which left 20 children and six adults dead. American’...

What Would Jed Bartlet Do?

Judi Sutherland | Posted 17.02.2013 | UK Politics
Judi Sutherland

Barack Obama finds himself in his second term of office, with no possibility of a third. If he wants to be remembered for anything more than being the first black man in the White House, this could be his Abraham Lincoln moment.

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 ...