The research doesn’t say what some lawmakers suggest every time there’s a mass shooting.
On the whole, results from psychology research studies don't support a direct connection between playing violent video games and aggressive behavior.
Police secure the main entrance to UNC Charlotte after a shooting at the school that left at least two people dead, Tuesday, April 30.
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The April 30 shooting at the University of North Carolina at Charlotte isn't an outlier. Research shows it fits a familiar pattern of campus shootings in terms of time and place.
Evacuees arrive at the UNLV Thomas & Mack Center after a gunman opened fire Oct. 1, 2017 in Las Vegas.
One year after the Oct. 1 shooting massacre in Las Vegas, a team of scholars from the University of Nevada, Las Vegas offers insights into how to best help those affected by the violence.
Gun safety advocates hold signs during a rally to honor victims of gun violence on the steps of the Colorado State Capitol in Denver, 2013.
After mass killings, politicians feel compelled to offer solutions to gun violence. One of the most common answers is better access to mental health care, but research has found that's not effective.
Outside Santa Fe High School in Texas on May 18, 2018.
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A criminologist reviews recent research to dispel common misconceptions about mass shootings.
America's gun violence debate is at a fever pitch – but it's part of a much deeper cultural reckoning.
Students rally outside the U.S. Capitol Building in Washington, on March 14, 2018 to protest gun violence.
In order to prevent school shootings, schools must use threat assessments like the ones that law enforcement uses to protect public figures, a leading expert on school safety argues on Capitol Hill.
For the first time in decades, there is now a real possibility that some gun controls might be implemented.
Student activists are presenting important, emotionally powerful counter-narratives to those of the gun lobby. Their success will depend on whether they can sustain these efforts.
Students from South Plantation High School, carrying placards, protest in support of gun control.
When students walked out of school to protest what they see as lax gun laws, some risked punishment from their schools. But it may be worth it to send a message, a First Amendment scholar argues.
Hundreds of students protesting gun violence marched to the Minnesota State Capitol on March 7, 2018.
As part of preparing students to live in a democracy, schools should teach students how to engage in political dissent, a philosophy of education scholar argues.
David Hogg, a senior at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School, speaks at a rally calling for more gun control.
The story behind the conspiracy theory that claims Florida shooting survivors are 'crisis actors' coached by the FBI.
NRA TV’s content focuses on ideology rather than guns.
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Gun control advocates want to shut down the National Rifle Association's online video channel, NRA TV. A scholar looks at what its videos are actually about.
Late actor and former National Rifle Association President Charlton Heston held a rifle aloft at a 2002 get-out-the-vote rally.
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The group, founded in 1871, didn’t try to smother virtually all gun control efforts until the mid-1970s.
Tyra Hemans, a 19-year-old senior at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School, holds signs honoring slain teachers and friends.
After Columbine, teens weren't taking to the streets to call for more gun regulations. So what's changed?
A lack of federal funds stymies gun violence researchers.
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Research is the foundation for evidence-based policies. But because of funding prohibitions, there's little US research to inform the contentious debate around gun violence and gun control.
Playing violent video games doesn’t make kids more aggressive.
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For years, there have been questions about research showing connections between playing violent video games and aggressive behavior.
Stars of TV Westerns embodied a Cowboy Code.
With mass shootings and sexual harassment reports on the rise, a psychologist reflects on how the evolving nature of male role models in the media may be contributing.
A man changes a flag to half-staff near the First Baptist Church of Sutherland Springs.
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Data show the vast majority of people killed by gun violence are black and live in urban areas.
Handgun in a holster, baby in a stroller at the 2016 NRA convention in Louisville, Kentucky.
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Mass shootings like the one at a GOP baseball game are more common in the US than in other industrialized nations. And they are getting more frequent and more deadly.