Kids were more likely to tell an adult and less likely to touch or hold a handgun that they discovered if they’d recently watched a short video about gun safety.
In this course, a gun range becomes a classroom for students to explore their previously held beliefs about firearms.
A contributing factor to a rise in violence in Ontario schools is underfunding of education and the social service sector. Using trauma-informed responses is part of the solution.
Canada’s first National Day Against Gun Violence paves the way forward to help mitigate gun violence and promote healing for survivors.
Idaho, Montana and Florida had the highest population growth among US states between 2020 and 2022.
A lack of political legitimacy can lead governments to illegal purchases of small arms and light weapons.
Chronic stress from living with systemic racism and gun violence can lead to increased symptoms of PTSD and depression as well as elevated cortisol levels.
Analysis of the 10 years in which the US banned sales of assault weapons shows that it correlates with a drop in mass shooting deaths – a trend that reversed as soon as the ban expired.
A gunman at Michigan State University shot dead three people before taking his own life. Two criminologists explain how the incident fits a pattern of campus attacks.
A cold-blooded shooting is a common trope in gangsta rap - but a disturbing new development in South African hip-hop.
Some Americans hoped the Parkland shooting in 2018 would herald a turning point for gun violence in schools. Shootings, and deaths, have continued – and gotten more frequent.
Gun policy scholars explain why even supporters of gun control often believe new restrictions are doomed to fail.
Mass shooters over the age of 60 are rare, but often differ from younger gunmen in motives and actions prior to their attack.
Once seen as the Chinese Beverly Hills, Monterey Park is now seen as Asian America’s ‘town square’ – the impact of a mass shooting there will ripple across the country.
Even people who are only indirectly exposed to these repeat tragedies, such as first responders and those affected by media coverage, can experience profound and long-lasting grief.
To convict Alec Baldwin of manslaughter for the on-set deadly shooting of Halyna Hutchins in 2021, prosecution will need to show that the actor was either reckless or criminally negligent.
Watching gun violence on screen can desensitize children to the harm caused by firearms.
Extremely young school shooters are not believed to be capable of forming criminal intent.
Evidence confirms that minimum-force policing is safer and more effective than the style of policing so colourfully depicted in US crime shows and movies like Die Hard.
To resolve growing violence in schools, policy conversations about gun violence need to include community programs that dismantle systemic barriers and inequities.