Violent bigots were targeting Jews long before they could broadcast the carnage.
A decision based on a poor grasp of gun technology
Increasingly theatrical and frightening active shooter drills are surprisingly common, even though school shootings are not.
The Texas senator wants to beef up a background check system that unjustly and irrationally deprives people of their rights.
Sandy Hook Promise Ad Hypes the Danger of School Shootings, Fostering Irrational Fears and Bad Policies
Official responses to these extremely rare crimes are grossly disproportionate in light of the risk they actually pose.
Trump Mulls Orwellian Proposal to Stop Mass Shootings by Monitoring 'Mentally Ill People' for Signs of Imminent Violence
The program would try to develop a surveillance system based on predictive tests that don't exist.
A Suspiciously Selective, Logically Shaky Analysis of Mass Shooting Data Claims the Federal 'Assault Weapon' Ban 'Really Did Work'
The law's impact on weapon choice cannot plausibly account for reductions or increases in fatalities.
Does the Texas Shooting Show That 'Universal Background Checks' Are a Good Way to Prevent Mass Murder?
The policy is unenforceable and poorly tailored to the problem it is meant to address.
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When it comes to deciding who should keep their Second Amendment rights, the deck is stacked against gun owners.
"Joke or not, these types of comments are felonies under the law," says the Volusia County Sheriff's Office
Only if you assume they would have happened in the absence of gun confiscation orders.
The Democratic presidential contender suggests that "racist threats or anti-immigrant manifestos" could justify federal gun confiscation orders.
If your neighbor were unbalanced, armed to the teeth and busy posting social-media messages about how much he hates you, you'd certainly support measures to disarm him. But you'd feel more secure if he didn't hate you in the first place.
SCOTUS Should Drop This Second Amendment Case, a New York Times Columnist Argues, Because Mass Shootings
The justices would be abdicating their duty to uphold the Constitution if they let such political considerations decide legal issues.
The nation's leading scholar of mass shootings explains how media coverage of horrific events such as El Paso and Dayton stoke unwarranted fear and anxiety.
Joe Biden Concedes the 'Assault Weapon' Ban He Wants To Revive Had No Impact on the Lethality of Legal Guns
The presidential contender nevertheless insists the law reduced mass shooting deaths.
Trump's incendiary rhetoric and selective law enforcement is encouraging anti-immigrant violence.
After outraged responses from Fox and Trump, Universal yanks The Hunt from its schedule.
The Puzzle of Identifying Future Mass Murderers Cannot Be Solved by Psychiatry, Background Checks, or Red Flag Laws
If "the notion that we can identify mass killers before they act" is a "fiction," the conventional policy responses to mass shootings are unlikely to be effective.
Store orders ban of violent displays, but is still selling guns and video games.
Republicans Who Support Gun Confiscation Laws Imagine 'Due Process' That Does Not Exist on Paper or in Practice
Here is how the states with "red flag" laws fail to protect the constitutional rights of gun owners.
Deflections, generational conflict, and misleading data abound.
To Stop Mass Shooters, Trump Says, We Should Make Involuntary Psychiatric Treatment Easier. No, We Shouldn't.
Because psychiatrists are terrible at predicting violent behavior, the wider net would catch lots of harmless people.
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Politicians never hesitate to exploit a tragedy.
Companies should forced neither to help spread offensive speech nor to suppress it.
Does 'Common Sense Gun Safety Legislation' Make Sense As a Response to the El Paso and Dayton Shootings?
The familiar proposals would do little or nothing to prevent attacks like these.
The president offers the worst of both worlds.
Studies show no connection between games and real-world aggression.
Plus: A second shooting in Dayton leaves 9 dead, dozens injured.
The presidential contender feels no need to defend the policies he favors, because "we all know" they are "the right thing to do."
Relying on the Same Illogic That Trump Used to Ban Bump Stocks, a New Lawsuit Argues That Customizable Rifles Are Illegal
The plaintiffs say manufacturers broke the law by producing rifles that were compatible with accessories that facilitate rapid firing.
The bill would turn law-abiding gun owners into felons for possessing a product that is almost never used in violent crimes.
After Virginia Beach Shooting, a Quick Pivot to Squabbling About 'Silencers' and Trump's Golf Clothes
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Social media platforms and governments are "voluntarily" teaming up to ban "violent extremist content." What could go wrong?
California Was Ready to Punish This Synagogue Shooter for Murder. The Feds Want to Make Sure He Is Also Punished for Hating Jews.
The federal hate crime charges against John T. Earnest are redundant and constitutionally problematic.
Resist when politicians declare that speech (even radical speech) is a “threat to our democracy.”