2017 was a difficult year. Among other things, our country was shaken by the deadliest mass shooting in modern American history. Weeks later, we suffered the deadliest shooting in a place of worship.... Read more

5-Year-Old Son Fatally Shoots Himself With Gun Left In Glove Box

A Florida man is facing negligence charges after his 5-year-old son fatally shot himself in the head with a gun he found in the glove box of the man’s car. Jamal Daniel... Read more

What Gun Laws Passed in 2017?

Despite the largest mass shooting in modern U.S. history in October, 2017 was not a momentous year for federal gun reform laws––in fact, none passed––but it was a pretty good... Read more

US inner-city children suffer ‘war zone’ trauma

Post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD) is well known as an issue for returning soldiers. But it is far more pervasive in US inner cities. Read more

New Stanford study analyzes recent research on causes of gun violence

Researchers fr­­om Stanford and Duke University examined recent studies on the causes of gun violence in the United States in an effort to find consensus in a body of research... Read more

Normandy High School play asks 'What's going on?' with gun violence

Eight students stood in a row on the stage in Normandy High School’s theater. The teens stared at the imaginary audience and asked a question: “What’s going on?” If you... Read more

America's unyielding plague of gun violence

Americans often think of themselves as belonging to an exceptional nation, and in many ways they do. They belong to a tolerant, multicultural society that has led the world toward... Read more

Gun Violence And A Grandfather’s Suicide

On a rainy morning in fall 2015, I received a devastating phone call. My grandpa, my favorite curmudgeon to call for advice on car trouble and home projects, or just... Read more

What Explains U.S. Mass Shootings?

When the world looks at the United States, it sees a land of exceptions: a time-tested if noisy democracy, a crusader in foreign policy, an exporter of beloved music and... Read more

For A Mass Shooting’s Youngest Victims, The Nightmare Is Just Beginning

Sunday’s mass shooting at a Baptist church in Sutherland Springs, Texas, underscores the unique harm that mass shootings, and firearms in general, pose to America’s children. Children make up about... Read more

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