People hold a vigil for the victims of the Saugus High School shooting in Santa Clarita, California, in 2019.
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The pandemic largely gave America a reprieve from school shootings. Two criminologists say gun violence could return to America’s schools worse than before as in-person classes resume.
After mass shootings, there are more calls for gun control. Here’s one in Boulder, Colo., where 10 people died in a shooting.
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After mass shootings, politicians in Washington have failed to pass new gun control legislation, despite public pressure. But laws are being passed at the state level, largely to loosen restrictions.
A woman places painted rocks at a memorial to those killed in the 2018 Parkland, Florida, school shooting.
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When many people believe the government is trying to take away their guns, events that make guns look bad can be misinterpreted as part of that nonexistent plan.
The popularity of semiautomatic rifles increases the risk that mass shootings result in multiple deaths.
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The Supreme Court’s refusal to block the Sandy Hook lawsuit may lead to a flood of litigation, which ultimately may compel the gun industry to change the way it designs, markets and sells firearms.
Public schools around the nation, like this one in Beverly Hills, California, are spending more on security.
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Efforts to ‘harden’ school buildings could distract from the need to focus on human behavior and what’s known about school shooters.
House Judiciary Committee Chairman Jerrold Nadler shakes hands with Aalayah Eastmond, a senior at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School in Parkland, Florida, during a hearing on guns violence at Capitol Hill on Feb. 6, 2019.
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Gun control bills passed recently by the House of Representatives may never become law, but they are still a sign of important change.
A detective holds a Bushmaster AR-15 rifle, the same type of gun used in the Sandy Hook School shooting.
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The Connecticut Supreme Court ruled that the families of the Sandy Hook shooting victims could sue a gun maker, a decision that could open the floodgates to more lawsuits.
A SWAT team arriving at Tree of Life synagogue, Oct. 27, 2018.
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Quickly stopping the bleeding caused by wounds from assault weapons is critical. While ‘Stop the Bleed’ training has worked, a trauma surgeon asks: Wouldn’t it be better to stop the need for it?
Funeral services took place for Benjamin Andrew Wheeler, one of the students killed in the Sandy Hook Elementary School shooting, while a hearse with another shooting victim drives by.
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Family members of Sandy Hook victims sued media personality Alex Jones over his claims that the killings were a hoax they participated in. Current law makes their lawsuit unnecessarily hard to prove.
America’s gun violence debate is at a fever pitch – but it’s part of a much deeper cultural reckoning.
A line of AR-15s are on display at gunmaker Daniel Defense in Georgia.
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The gun industry has been virtually immune from liability for the deaths and injuries caused by its products since 2005. Can this change?
Who is a terrorist?
A scholar asks: If two acts of violence kill similar numbers of people, have similar effects on victims and communities, and spread fear and terror, should they not be seen as equally abhorrent?
A makeshift memorial for the Sandy Hook victims on the first anniversary of the massacre.
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Even after 26 children and teachers were killed four years ago today at Sandy Hook, more mass shootings by disturbed white men and boys have occurred. Ignoring this crisis has severe consequences.
Should this gun be in the hands of a civilian?
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Gun makers are trying to dismiss the potentially precedent-setting suit, claiming a federal law gives them immunity.
Research suggests violent videogames such as Hitman don’t make people antisocial, so is it time to change the debate?
Earlier this week on The Conversation, Morgan Tear wrote a terrific article calling into question the supposed negative effect of videogame violence on players’ behaviour. And I would argue we could use…
Do we really have anything to worry about?
Gun laws have been back in the media recently due, largely, to the horrific events at Sandy Hook Elementary School on December 14, 2012 which claimed the lives of 20 children and six adults. In response…
President Barack Obama and Vice President Joe Biden at a press conference announcing major new gun control reforms.
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A well regulated militia, being necessary to the security of a free state, the right of the people to keep and bear arms shall not be infringed. The Founding Fathers of the American Constitution might…
Vice President Joe Biden is spear-heading the Obama administration’s efforts to tackle gun control.
The gun control debate in the United States has been reawakened for the new year, with Vice President Joe Biden providing President Barack Obama with 19 recommendations for action on guns. As The Economist…
In the wake of the Sandy Hook shootings, we need to more concerned than ever about the effects of violent videogames.
The Connecticut town of Southington last week introduced a videogames return program, offering a $25 gift card to parents who wanted to rid their households of violent titles. The program comes in the…
An eerie parallel exists between the gun control and climate change debates, involving statistics, “evidence” and entrenched positions.
It’s easy to bash America. Externally Americans are often characterised as loud, star-spangled, gun-toting, bible-bashing, right-wing extremists with Fox News continually on in the background and a gas-guzzling…