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Sandy Hook Mom Speaks Out: “Gun Violence Has Already Become The New Normal”

Hockley and other parents have watched in horror as the influx of shootings have increased and become more normalized, using the tragedies as urgency and fuel for their growing compassion and activism. More »


Sheriff In Charge Of Oregon Massacre Probe Is An Anti-Gun Control Conspiracy Theorist

The sheriff at the heart of the Oregon school massacre that took place at Umpqua Community College is kind of a scary gun nut that explains the systematic problem we have in this country.

Sheriff John Hanlin is firmly and vocally anti-gun control, believing that guns don’t have anything to do with the… More »


Remembering Nancy Lanza, The Sandy Hook Shooter’s Mother

The first person that Adam Lanza, the 20-year-old who murdered 20 children and six adults at Sandy Hook Elementary, killed on December 14, 2012, was his own mother. She was murdered in her pajamas, lying her in bed, with four bullets to the head. The New Yorker has a profile of Adam’s father, Peter Lanza, in… More »


Jim Carrey Tweets Disapproval Of Violence In “Kick-Ass 2″

“I did Kick-Ass 2 a month b4 Sandy Hook and now in all good conscience I cannot support that level of violence. My apologies to others involve[d] with the film. I am not ashamed of it but recent events have caused a change of heart.”
After 20 children and six adults were killed inMore »


Girl Talk: Why I’m Leaving My Gun Behind

I named my gun Roxy after the chick on “Army Wives” who I thought was spunky. I’m not your typical gun owner — in fact, according to a Gallup survey, I fall in the least likely demographic to own a gun: I’m a woman, under 34 years old, a college graduate, I live on the east coast, and… More »


Sandy Hook Choir Records “Somewhere Over The Rainbow”

Just over a month after the devastating shooting at Sandy Hook Elementary, the school’s choir has joined forces with singer-songwriter Ingrid Michaelson to record a touching version of “Somewhere Over The Rainbow.” The song, available for download here, is a touching tribute to the people who lost their lives and the families who grieve them,… More »


The Soapbox: Thoughts On The Senseless Tragedy In Connecticut From A Girl Who Experienced An Attack On Her School

As our entire nation follows the story of a senseless massacre in Connecticut, people are weighing in with their opinions. We don’t have all of the facts straight yet, but the media and government officials are already pointing fingers at each other, at the NRA, at violent video games, at “not allowing God in our… More »


An Open Letter To The Helpers

“When I was a boy and I would see scary things in the news, my mother would say to me, ‘Look for the helpers. You will always find people who are helping.’ To this day, especially in times of ‘disaster,’ I remember my mother’s words and I am always comforted by realizing that there areMore »