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Legal or illegal, the US is awash in guns. Reuters

How dangerous people get their guns

Though the perpetrators of the mass shooting in California appear to have acquired their guns legally, the vast majority used in violent crimes are obtained illegally.
A memorial for 20-year-old UCSB student Christopher Michael-Martinez one of nine crime scenes in the Isla Vista neighborhood of Santa Barbara, California in 2014. Lucy Nicholson/Reuters

Gun laws are being reformed, just not on Capitol Hill

America’s gun violence problem actually is producing policy reform. It's just that most of this activity is happening on the state level and has received little attention in the national media.
A killer’s use of TEC-9 assault pistols convinced Californians to repeal immunity for gunmakers. Then Congress overruled them. Reuters

It’s time to repeal the gun industry’s exceptional legal immunity

Finding solutions for what happened in San Bernardino is a challenge, but ensuring gunmakers behave responsibly should be one piece of the puzzle.
Metro Shooting Supplies employee Chris Cox speaks to a customer about the purchase of a 9mm handgun in Bridgeton, Missouri, November 13 2014. Jim Young/Reuters

Do gun purchases go up after mass shootings?

Research on background checks for gun purchases suggests there is an increase in gun acquisition a few months after a mass shooting happens.
A woman sits on a curb at the scene of a shooting on the Las Vegas Strip, Monday, Oct. 2, 2017, in Las Vegas. AP Photo/John Locher

Six things to know about mass shootings in America

In the wake of the tragedy in Las Vegas, a criminologist reviews recent research to dispel common misconceptions about mass shootings.
Hungry for information: the media, here covering the shooting in Oregon, falls into now-familiar patterns in covering mass shootings. Steve Dipaola/Reuters

The Umpqua, Oregon shootings: portrait of the killer as a young man

The media repeatedly creates instant profiles of public shooters as shy, troubled loners, perpetuating the sense of helplessness over mass killings.
Guns on campus could lead to grade inflation. Hand image via www.shutterstock.com

Will guns on campus lead to grade inflation?

Guns will be allowed on public universities in Texas from August 1. Given the recent incident of a student shooting the professor and then himself, reportedly over grades, are there reasons to worry?
Someone’s son too, but how can the families of mass killers grieve? Michael Nelson/EPA

The private tragedy of living with a mass killer in the family

The mounting flowers and candles in Isla Vista mark the mourning of six university students killed in the mass shooting at the University of California, Santa Barbara, and sympathy for the other 13 who…
Isla Vista spree killer Elliot Rodger wrote in a chilling ‘manifesto’ that he was going to kill all the blonde and beautiful girls because they had rejected him sexually. EPA/Michael Nelson

Elliot Rodger: when sexual rejection turns deadly

So far, much of the media response to the spree killing that took place in Isla Vista, California, late last week has focused on the sole perpetrator of the attacks, 22-year-old Elliot Rodger. His rantings…

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