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.
Sandy Hook Claimed Many More Lives Than We Realize
Post-tragedy talk of gun control spurred many Americans to buy new weapons. Some died as a result.
Bump Stocks and the Lessons We Refused to Learn at Sandy Hook
As the FBI releases 1,500 pages of documents on Sandy Hook, the GOP refuses even to talk about basic gun regulation.
The Paradox in America's Treatment of Gun Violence
Where we worry most, we can help the least; and where we could help most, we care the least. Stopping gun violence is all about knowing where to start.
America Will Never Embrace Gun Control Under Barack Obama
Why Obama's election also yielded a strange new obsession with gun rights.
Do Bulletproof Whiteboards Protect Children or Traumatize Them?
Hardwire Armor Systems outfitted Delaware’s Colonial School District this year with bulletproof whiteboards capable of absorbing ammunition from handguns, shotguns, or assault rifles. No psychiatric evaluations of the technology and the effect it could have on children were conducted.
From Sadness to Anxiety: The Emotional Legacy of Sandy Hook
New research suggests that the further we are from a tragedy, either geographically or in time, the more we tend to think about it in abstract terms.
Should We Give the CDC Money to Study Gun Violence?
Republicans don't think so.
Mapping the Laws, Lobbying, and Life-Altering Consequences of Guns
Some recent attempts to quantify the chaos.
The Truth About Violence and Gun Policy in the United States
We need to stop spinning the research on mass shootings and acts of terror—the outliers—so that we can focus on more common and deadlier threats.