Therapy Pit Bull Helps Girl Get Ready for Fourth Grade at Sandy Hook

Since even really stupid, useless dogs can be wonderful companions, it stands to reason that especially intuitive dogs can effectively help people cope with the most devastating kinds of psychic trauma. Jeffrey, a nine-year-old Staffordshire terrier that was hours away from being euthanized when he was rescued and… » 8/25/13 5:00pm 8/25/13 5:00pm

Woman Stops Elementary School Gunman Using Sheer Awesomeness

In the wake of the mass shooting at Sandy Hook Elementary School last December, NRA head Wayne LaPierre famously quipped that the only thing that stops a bad guy with a gun is a good guy with a gun. I guess no one told Antoinette Tuff, who just yesterday prevented a standoff with a gunman from turning into another… » 8/21/13 4:50pm 8/21/13 4:50pm

Your Evening Sob: Sandy Hook Children's Choir Sings ‘Somewhere Over the…

Member of the Sandy Hook choir from Sandy Hook Elementary School are paying tribute to their murdered classmates and teachers with a heartbreaking rendition of the Wizard of Oz classic, Somewhere Over the Rainbow. This song gets me every time, but this version is almost unbearably poignant. » 1/15/13 9:15pm 1/15/13 9:15pm

NRA Generously Gives Us Free Shooting Games for Four-Year-Olds

The nation — and the world — has been shocked and saddened by recent gun violence tragedies. There is some consensus that enough is enough, that the way we treat guns, gun laws, and gun culture must change. And yet, the National Rifle Association (NRA), the largest pro-gun lobby and one of the most influential… » 1/15/13 11:30am 1/15/13 11:30am

Giving Teachers Guns? There's No Way This Could End Badly!

After the Sandy Hook Elementary School tragedy in Newtown, Connecticut, it stood to reason that perpetually underpaid, overworked, and shat upon teachers in other parts of the country might try to imagine what they'd do if a similar situation arose in their workplaces. In some places, they're reviewing safety… » 12/28/12 5:10pm 12/28/12 5:10pm

Celebrities Push for Gun Control in the Wake of Today's School Shooting

Twitter is deluged with celebrities (and civilians) chiming in on the gun control "debate" following today's horrific school shooting. The one I saw retweeted the most ubiquitously was this, from Dax Shepard: "I love guns. I have several, but I would gladly get rid of them if it would help prevent anything like this… » 12/14/12 8:00pm 12/14/12 8:00pm