Americans have more guns per person (and more mass shooters) than any other country in the world: What can this teach us about our history and ourselves?
(updated with the most recent, relevant links)
Five years ago on the date of this publication, the Sandy Hook Elementary School shooting happened. Since then, there have been thousands more killed and wounded in mass shootings:
Gun Violence Archive
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What role does the media play?
After another young man with another semiautomatic rifle rampaged through a high school in South Florida in February 2018, a number starting sweeping across the Internet — that there had already been 18 school shootings in 2018… But that number is “flat wrong”.
From the Washington Post:
“The figure originated with Everytown for Gun Safety, a nonprofit group, co-founded by Michael Bloomberg, that works to prevent gun violence and is most famous for its running tally of school shootings… Everytown has long inflated its total by including incidents of gunfire that are not really school shootings…” Read more about this.
Mass Killings Inspire Copycats, Study Finds
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How NRA Advertising Changed The Second Amendment-And American Gun Culture
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Why don’t we hear more about this at the same time?
More than 30 shot, 6 fatally, in most violent weekend of 2018
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Tired of Gang Violence, Students Walked Out of Class. Even That Was Dangerous.
MIAMI - The first time that students at Miami Northwestern Senior High School walked out of classes to protest the…
How does American gun culture compare to the rest of the world?
America's gun culture in 10 charts
There has been another mass shooting in the United States - at least 26 people were killed in an attack on a Texas…
America's gun culture vs. the world in 5 charts
But the concert was violently interrupted when a gunman carried out the deadliest mass shooting in modern American…
How other countries can help us understand America's mass shooting crisis
When Devin Kelley entered the First Baptist Church in Sutherland Springs, Texas, on Nov. 5 and shot and killed 26…
When trying to determine why the US has so many mass shootings, only one statistic matters
Every time there's a mass shooting in the US, the same question comes up. Does the availability of guns lead to such…
What Explains U.S. Mass Shootings? International Comparisons Suggest an Answer
Worldwide, Mr. Lankford found, a country's rate of gun ownership correlated with the odds it would experience a mass…
What can we learn from history?
Why Is the Second Amendment So Cryptic?
Adam Liptak, who covers the Supreme Court for The New York Times, explains what he calls "the most cryptic part of the…
Global Research on Violence
Violence: The American Way of Life This timely article by philosophy Professor John Kozy was first published by Global…
What History Can Teach Us About Mass Killings
A century ago, a culture rid itself of the problem of mass murder. How did that happen and what can modern-day America…
U.S. Gun Policy: Global Comparisons
The debate over gun control in the United States has waxed and waned over the years, stirred by a series of mass…
Why We Can't Have a Civil Conversation About Guns
In the 1980s, the attempted assassination of President Ronald Reagan and the shooting of his press secretary, Jim…
The NRA's most powerful weapon is not a gun
In late April 2019, I found myself standing on the 15-acre floor of the National Rifle Association's annual convention…
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What are some solutions?
After a mass shooting, there are always thoughts and prayers.
But then what?
Since Sandy Hook, few pieces of national gun control legislation have passed to prevent a similar massacre.
And more than 100 have failed.
Why Australia's Gun Laws Can't Save America
Gun control advocates point to Australia for inspiration in ending gun violence. The Australian Ambassador to the…
How to Reduce Shootings
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Want to fix gun violence in America? Go local.
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Why the Second Amendment does not stymie gun control
AMERICA'S latest school shooting on February 14th has renewed calls for the repeal of the Second Amendment, the…
The CNN Guns Project
CNN takes a look at guns in America - the lives they save, the lives they take, and the lives they define.
What Science Tells Us About the Effects of Gun Policies
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What Makes #NeverAgain Different?
The protests calling for stricter gun control measures come on the heels of other youth movements, but the momentum…
The National School Walkout, explained
This week marks the first national test of teenage activism against gun violence. Students across the country are…
Opinion | Why We Should Lower the Voting Age to 16
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Illinois Prohibits Guns on Campuses. Teachers Are Training to Use Them Anyway.
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Brazil Has an Idea to Fix Rampant Gun Violence: More Guns
The country with the highest number of murders in the world plans to make it easier for citizens to acquire guns…
Five proposals Congress is eyeing after mass shootings
Last weekend's mass shootings in El Paso, Texas, and Dayton, Ohio, are putting a renewed focus on what action, if any…
Plus, see this collaboration by student journalists across the country to measure the void in homes and classrooms left by young people lost to gun violence: