Sgt. Ron Helus, killed by gunshot Nov. 8, 2018, was remembered and honored at his funeral Nov. 14, 2018.
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In response to the NRA telling doctors to 'stay in their lane' on gun control, doctors loudly and clearly came back with this response: This is our lane. A surgeon explains their concern and urgency.
A makeshift memorial outside the Tree of Life synagogue, Nov. 1, 2018.
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The deaths of 11 worshippers at the Tree of Life synagogue filled people with sadness and fear. Transforming the grief into meaning is very difficult, a trauma psychologist writes, but ultimately healing.
A man adds his comments to a spontaneous memorial of flowers and sidewalk writing that has appeared a block from the Tree of Life Synagogue on Monday, Oct. 29. A gunman shot a killed 11 people while they worshipped at the synagogue the Saturday before.
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To grasp how extraordinary evils are often committed by ordinary people, we need to consider how we define evil, and most importantly, whom we consider to be the agents of evil.
Vigil held in the Squirrel Hill section of Pittsburgh for shooting victims, Oct. 27, 2018.
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Mass murders like the killings at a Pittsburgh synagogue are seen as the work of disturbed individuals. But America has allowed violence to become unexceptional, ignoring its root cause.
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.
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.
Police help students at Great Mills High School in Maryland, after a shooting there in March 2018.
A new law and Maryland calls for an expanded law enforcement presence in Maryland schools. But lack of funding and inadequate training could potentially undermine the initiative.
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.
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.
Nikolas Cruz, who was charged with 17 counts of murder in the Parkland school shooting, in February 2018.
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After mass shootings, a cry for mandated treatment of people with mental illness often arises. Doing so, however, is unlikely to curb gun violence.
Samuel Zeif, an 18-year-old senior at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School in Parkland, Fla., cries after speaking during a listening session with President Donald Trump in Washington on Feb. 21, 2018.
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What are we to make of a society in which young children have a greater sense of moral courage and social responsibility than the zombie adults who make the laws that fail to protect them?
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.
Service for victims of Sutherland Springs Baptist Church shooting.
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After mass shootings, calls go out to keep guns out of the hands of the mentally ill. But data show this solution is misguided.
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.
Crosses placed in memory of those killed in the shooting at the First Baptist Church of Sutherland, Texas on Nov. 6, 2017.
Four articles from The Conversation archive offer insight on mass shootings in America.
U.S. President’s apparent passion for cruelty speaks to a greater American illness.
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Donald Trump seems to have a passion for cruelty, often publicly celebrating his investment in violence as a source of pleasure. Those tendencies represent symptoms of a broader American sickness.
Students outside Columbine High School in Colorado in April 1999 following the mass shooting there. Some speculated that the shooters sought revenge for having been bullied.
Youth who are bullied may be at even higher risk than other youth for gun violence. These bullied youngsters were three times more likely to have access to a loaded gun, a recent study states.
Chicago Police Superintendent Eddie Johnson (right) with protestor on Aug. 5, 2016.
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The DOJ has found excessive use of force in the Baltimore, Ferguson and Chicago police departments. Could a solution be found by seeing the police as victims of violence as well?
A woman holds a flag as she looks out over the National Sept. 11 Memorial and Museum.
Data on violent incidents in the US reveal that our focus on Islamist extremism since 9/11 may be misguided.
The 44th president is now gone. What mark does he leave on his country?