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Gun Violence

  1. what we know
    Highland Park Shooting Death Toll Rises to 7: UpdatesThe 21-year-old gunman appears to have picked his targets at random, police said, and his motive remains unclear.
  2. early and often
    The Supreme Court Gun Ruling Could Lead to More ViolenceExperts and research say that looser regulation of concealed carry is correlated with higher gun-homicide rates.
  3. early and often
    The Supreme Court Has Endangered the Future of Gun ControlBackground checks, age limits — anything that wasn’t around in the 1700s is probably unconstitutional, according to Clarence Thomas.
  4. texas school shooting
    New Timeline Shows Uvalde Police Could Have Stopped Massacre in MinutesOfficials say police had the firepower and tools to get into an unlocked classroom door, and chose not to.
  5. gun violence
    The Hardening of AmericaFrom schools to Starbucks bathrooms, a pernicious idea gains ground.
  6. politics
    Why Closing the ‘Boyfriend Loophole’ Would Be a Huge DealDomestic abuse and the plague of American gun violence go hand in hand.
  7. gun control
    Could the Senate Gun Bill Have Stopped Past Mass Shootings?Some measures in the Senate gun-deal framework could have potentially stopped violent young gunmen from carrying out past attacks.
  8. early and often
    10 GOP Senators Endorse Bipartisan Framework for New Gun-Safety ReformsThe measures are modest but would still represent the most meaningful reforms in decades — and it looks like they might really happen.
  9. gun control
    A Case for (Likely Foolish) Optimism About Gun ReformAfter a quarter-century of disappointment from Congress on the issue, it feels like this time could be different. (Possibly.)
  10. gun violence
    The Christians Who Make Little Martyrs Out of Uvalde’s VictimsA nihilistic religion worships the gun.
  11. gun violence
    The Ruthless Rise of Daniel Defense, Maker of the Uvalde AR15The gun manufacturer established itself by allegedly undercutting a business partner and preying on American paranoia.
  12. gun violence
    The Authorities in Uvalde Are Turning on One AnotherLocal police who delayed entering the classroom are reportedly no longer cooperating with the state, while more details of the attack change.
  13. what we know
    The Justice Department Is Reviewing the Police Response to Uvalde ShootingThe local police chief in charge delayed confronting the gunman — while kids trapped inside the classroom repeatedly called 911 asking for help.
  14. just asking questions
    Are School Lockdown Drills Doing More Harm Than Good?Jaclyn Schildkraut, a champion of the often-criticized exercises, makes the case for their usefulness.
  15. gun violence
    The Mass Shooter’s Other ToolLegal to buy online in 49 states, body armor is becoming more common in mass shootings — and making them more lethal.
  16. texas school shooting
    Will the ‘School-Shooting Generation’ Change Politics?Congress failed to act after Sandy Hook, and it feels just as paralyzed on gun violence today. But there are reasons for renewed hope.
  17. texas school shooting
    For Trump and Other NRA Speakers, the Answer to Uvalde Was More GunsThe horror of Tuesday’s school shooting in Texas left an impression at the NRA’s annual conference, but it didn’t make a difference.
  18. just asking questions
    A Different Way to Prevent Mass ShootingsTalking with Mark Follman, whose new book explores how behavioral threat assessment could help a country paralyzed by gun violence.
  19. gun violence
    There Is a Future for Gun ControlThe NRA won after Sandy Hook, but today the gun lobby is in disarray and gun safety is slowly making gains in states.
  20. gun violence
    Why We Keep Letting This HappenA non-exhaustive list includes the filibuster, radical red states, the archconservative Supreme Court, and a toxic national tradition.
  21. the system
    America’s Impenetrable Fog of InnocenceWhy it’s so hard for so many to see the causes of the Buffalo mass shooting clearly.
  22. the city politic
    The Risks of Overselling Violence InterruptionThe strategy has shown promise, but it’s not the miracle cure politicians are suggesting.
  23. guns
    Supreme Court Accepts Case That Could Overturn State Gun LawsA New York concealed-carry licensing regulation that requires demonstration of a distinctive need for self-defense outside the home could soon fall.
  24. mass shootings
    8 Killed in Shooting at FedEx Warehouse in IndianapolisAt least five other people had been hospitalized with injuries, including one in critical condition. Police said the gunman killed himself.
  25. politics
    Biden Unveils Gun-Control Measures, Tells Congress ‘Time for Some Action’Biden tightened rules on “ghost guns” and pushed red-flag laws, but said Congress must make broader moves to end the epidemic of gun violence.
  26. gun violence
    Four Killed, Including a Child, in California Mass ShootingThe end of March has seen a spate of deadly gun violence around the country.
  27. politics
    The Six Rationalizations for Doing Nothing About GunsEvery time there’s another massacre, the same old excuses and evasions parade through Washington.
  28. new york city
    One-Year-Old Shot and Killed at Brooklyn CookoutThe 22-month-old was shot in the stomach while sitting his stroller at the end of another violent New York City weekend.
  29. ahmaud arbery
    Never Stop RunningOn the killing of Ahmaud Arbery.
  30. democratic primaries
    Kim Foxx Wins Reelection in Chicago, Despite Jussie Smollett CaseOpponents’ efforts to make the race a referendum on the Jussie Smollett case appear to have failed.
  31. vision 2020
    Lucy McBath’s Endorsement Reflects Mike Bloomberg’s Unique AppealThe former mayor faces big questions over his record on race, but a growing number of black lawmakers have gotten behind him.
  32. pensacola shooting
    Gunman Kills at Least 3 at Florida Naval BaseThe gunman has been identified as a member of the Saudi air force; the incident is being investigated as possible terrorism.
  33. debates
    Julián Castro’s Perspective on Gun Violence and Policing Remains Essential“Police violence is also gun violence.”
  34. politics
    Ted Cruz’s Dishonest Rhetoric About ChicagoThe senator’s attempt to use Chicago to make a point about gun control is the conservative tradition of using the city as a political football.
  35. gun violence
    Texas Shooting Makes the Case for Background Checks But the GOP’s Not ListeningA House bill expanding background checks could have stopped the Texas shooter from buying a gun. Republicans are still unlikely to take it up.
  36. mass shootings
    The Trump Administration Thinks the Death Penalty Can Stop Mass ShootingsThe death penalty doesn’t deter violence. But it’s Trump’s preferred solution.
  37. gun violence
    Passing on Gun Reform, Trump Admin Wants to Expedite Executions of Mass ShootersDespite there being no evidence that such deterrence works.
  38. gun violence
    Everything We Know About the Drive-By Mass Shooting in West TexasA 36-year-old gunman murdered seven people and injured 22 others in an indiscriminate mobile rampage across Midland and Odessa.
  39. filibuster
    Today’s Republicans Use the Filibuster Just Like the Segregationists DidUntil Democrats show the moral outrage that overcame filibusters against civil rights, you can forget about gun, climate change, or immigration bills.
  40. gun violence
    Everything We Know About the Dayton Mass ShootingNine people were killed and 27 were injured after a gunman opened fire in a packed nightlife district in Dayton, Ohio.
  41. gun violence
    Everything We Know About the El Paso Walmart MassacreMore details have emerged about the attack, its victims, and the anti-immigrant domestic terrorist who murdered 22 people.
  42. gun violence
    The Push to Expand Gun Background Checks: What You Need to KnowAfter the El Paso and Dayton shootings, Democrats and a handful of Republicans have renewed efforts to pass new gun laws, but they face major hurdles.
  43. guns
    Republicans’ Love of Guns May Cost Them Votes in the SuburbsBeing a slave to the NRA is not the safest position to be in heading toward a 2020 election in which suburban voters are already leaning Democratic.
  44. barack obama
    The President (No, Not That One) Speaks Out On the ShootingsObama spoke clearly on a subject his successor addressed as though he was speaking at gunpoint.
  45. mass shootings
    In Trump’s Hands, the Second Amendment Is a Threat to Our Civil LibertiesWhen the government is unwilling to significantly restrict access to firearms, it responds to gun violence by curtailing more basic freedoms.
  46. gun violence
    Trump Condemns Hate, Blames Video Games and Mental Illness for Mass ShootingsThe president proposed several measures to respond to mass shootings, including a crackdown on violent video games.
  47. gun violence
    Virginia GOP Decides an Hour and a Half Is Enough for Special Session on GunsIntimidated by armed gun-rights protesters, Republican legislators refused to respond to last month’s gun massacre despite an impending election.
  48. gun violence
    Northam Calls Special Session for Gun-Safety Bills After Virginia Beach MassacreVirginia Democrats are challenging Republicans to back off alliance with gun lobby after state’s second massacre in 12 years.
  49. mass shootings
    Everything We Know About the Virginia Beach ShootingIt’s still not clear what motivated the gunman to indiscriminately murder his co-workers.
  50. violence against women act
    NRA Rallies to Preserve the Gun Rights of Convicted Stalkers, Abusive BoyfriendsThe new Violence Against Women Act would prohibit abusive partners or stalkers from owning firearms. The NRA calls that tyranny.
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