Parkland: One Year Later
For the one-year anniversary of the Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School shooting in Florida, Pacific Standard looks at gun-violence solutions from the federal government, and, in lieu of those, the efficacy of a variety of local and non-governmental proposals.
Does Naming the Shooter in the Media Lead to More Mass Violence?
Research shows media reporting on mass shootings might incentivize further mass shootings. But it's unclear whether removing the shooter's name from coverage will change that.
When Schools Increase Police Presence, Minority Students Are Harmed Disproportionately
Research indicates that new security measures implemented after Parkland are not making students safer.
Parkland Exposed Major Flaws in the FBI's Tip Line. Its Proposed Fix May Present New Problems.
An ignored tip about the potential dangers of the Parkland gunman led the FBI to change its call-center practices, which may have political implications for minority and immigrant communities.
Gun Violence Spreads Like a Contagious Disease. Can School Shootings Be Cured Like One?
Survivors of the Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School shooting in Parkland, Florida, have advocated for treating gun violence as a public-health issue.
A Year After Parkland, the School-Security Industry Is Booming
School districts and parents around the country are investing in bulletproof backpacks and whiteboards, security consulting, and safe rooms. But will any of it work?
Should Teachers Carry Guns? In Many Rural School Districts, They Already Are.
While a national debate about whether or not to arm teachers rages on, hundreds of school districts across the country have been allowing staff to carry weapons on school property for years.
What Would a National Emergency Over Gun Violence Look Like?
David Hogg suggested Donald Trump declare a state of emergency over gun violence. There's Katrina-era precedent for confiscating guns during emergencies.
The 116th Congress Is Refocused on Gun Control in the Wake of Parkland
A Pacific Standard analysis reveals the only other time a new Congress has introduced so many gun-control bills was in the wake of the Sandy Hook shooting.
Democrats Used to Disagree About Gun Control. The 2020 Candidates Don't.
The current crop of frontrunners in the 2020 Democratic primary show the homogenization of the left's views on combating gun violence.