Category Archives: Guns and gun control

What Explains U.S. Mass Shootings? International Comparisons Suggest an Answer

Max Fisher and Josh Keller of the New York Times – 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 … Continue reading

Posted in Controversial, Guns and gun control, United States

A majority of U.S. teens fear a shooting could happen at their school, and most parents share their concern

Nikki Graff of the Pew Research Center – In the aftermath of the deadly shooting at a high school in Parkland, Florida, a majority of American teens say they are very or somewhat worried about the possibility of a shooting … Continue reading

Posted in Children, Death, Guns and gun control, Pew Research, Thought-Provoking Analysis, United States

El Paso Shooting Suspect’s Manifesto Echoes Trump’s Language

Peter Baker and Michael D. Shear of the New York Times – At campaign rallies before last year’s midterm elections, President Trump repeatedly warned that America was under attack by immigrants heading for the border. “You look at what is … Continue reading

Posted in Donald Trump, Guns and gun control, Racism, United States

One weekend in America

Brandon Hardin of BuzzFeed News – Digesting news of one mass shooting is hard enough. This weekend, we had two: At least 20 people were killed and 26 injured Saturday afternoon in a shooting at a Walmart in El Paso, … Continue reading

Posted in Death, Democracy, Donald Trump, Guns and gun control, terrorism

Democrats look to capitalize on turmoil inside NRA

Alex Gangitano in The Hill – Democrats and allies are looking to capitalize on turmoil at the National Rifle Association (NRA), the nation’s most powerful gun rights lobby, ahead of the 2020 presidential election. The NRA, an important ally for … Continue reading

Posted in 2020 election, Guns and gun control