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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
The story behind the conspiracy theory that claims Florida shooting survivors are 'crisis actors' coached by the FBI.
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.
The group, founded in 1871, didn’t try to smother virtually all gun control efforts until the mid-1970s.
After Columbine, teens weren't taking to the streets to call for more gun regulations. So what's changed?
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.
For years, there have been questions about research showing connections between playing violent video games and aggressive behavior.
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.
Data show the vast majority of people killed by gun violence are black and live in urban areas.
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.