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

New Jersey Teen Gets Arrested for Doodling 'What Appeared to Be Weapons'

It makes sense that teachers, students and parents would all be on high alert following the school shooting tragedy of Newtown, CT, but what is the best way to be aware and prepared without being paranoid or further ostracizing at-risk or troubled kids? Well, here's how you shouldn't do it: A 16-year-old boy from Egg… » 12/31/12 11:40am 12/31/12 11:40am

Why Are We Even Surprised by School Shootings?

The National Rifle Association today announced that the answer to gun violence is more guns. Also, less Hollywood and...more guns. Yeah. That should do it. Because if history is any guide, more guns should definitely solve this gun problem. » 12/21/12 6:15pm 12/21/12 6:15pm

Your Evening Cry: Comfort Dogs Arrive in Newtown to Provide Much…

The Comfort Dogs are a team of Lutheran dog superstars who travel wherever people need a furry hug and slobbery kiss. They recently mobilized forces and beamed into Newtown to support its citizens. Naturally, it's pretty damn touching so get your Kleenex, foods to sad-eat, and some Prep H for those under eye circles. » 12/17/12 10:00pm 12/17/12 10:00pm

Have You Noticed That White Dudes Keep Mass Murdering People?

When anyone who isn't a white and relatively well-off man strides into a public place and guns down innocent civilians, we attack his race and/or religious beliefs before we bury his victims in the ground. But when yet another privileged white guy storms into a school or movie theater and kills dozens of people, we… » 12/17/12 5:00pm 12/17/12 5:00pm

That Woman Is Not Adam Lanza's Mother, and She's Distracting Us From the …

In light of last Friday's tragic school shooting, some people are arguing that gun control is just a band-aid, and that access to mental health services in this country is the real problem. But the thing is, if I cut myself, I'm not going to say, "No, no band-aid for me, thanks! It won't heal the wound completely on its … » 12/17/12 12:00pm 12/17/12 12:00pm

Roger Ebert Calls Out the Media For Glorifying School Shootings

Much of the grieving nation is up in arms about the number of major media gaffes and indiscretions regarding yesterday's tragedy at Sandy Hook Elementary School in Newtown, Connecticut. Interviewing students as young as second grade who had just been reunited with their parents, for instance. Not to mention the… » 12/15/12 1:15pm 12/15/12 1:15pm

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 from… » 12/14/12 8:00pm 12/14/12 8:00pm

Let's List Things We've Gotten Rid Of That Aren't Guns

Twitter can be kind of hard to handle during a disaster like today's Sandy Hook elementary school massacre, but I like these tweets about all of the various deadly objects and entities we've gotten rid of, from Big Gulps to the KKK, because they're literally killing us. » 12/14/12 7:20pm 12/14/12 7:20pm

Watch Obama Talk (and Tear Up) About Today's Elementary School Shooting

President Obama teared up this afternoon when he talked about the victims of today's elementary school massacre in Connecticut: at least 27 people and 20 little kids were gunned down. » 12/14/12 5:00pm 12/14/12 5:00pm

Media Pounces on Young Student Survivors of Connecticut School…

NBC, ABC, CBS, and CNN all interviewed numerous young students — mostly second, third, and fourth graders — from Sandy Hook Elementary, mere moments after they were reunited with their parents. The children survived this morning's deadly school shooting, but is it healthy for these kids, who've witnessed the… » 12/14/12 4:20pm 12/14/12 4:20pm

At Least 20 Small Children Among the 28 Dead in Connecticut Elementary …

>At least 28 people are dead—including at least 20 children, mostly kindergarteners—after a gunman opened fire this morning at an elementary school in Newtown, Connecticut, that serves kindergarten through fourth grade. The shooter, is reportedly 20-year-old Adam Lanza, who opened fire on the entire kindergarten class. » 12/14/12 1:39pm 12/14/12 1:39pm