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The Year in…Review or Preview?

This is the moment each year when non-profit organizations look back at developments and accomplishments over the past twelve months ...
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Guns and Schools

The tragic shooting at Oxford High School has produced significant discussions about the responsibility of schools and school officials for ...
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Thoughts and Prayers—and more(?)—for Oxford

The tragic shooting at Oxford High School last week is generating a variety of communications to our organization, including requests ...
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The Oxford High School Shooting: Tragedy in Our Midst

Our state is reeling from a firearms tragedy affecting the most vulnerable among us. Schools are supposed to be places ...
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Extreme Risk Protection Orders

Note:  We are grateful that two early-career scholars from Michigan State University have shared with us research-based information about an ...
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Awaiting the Supreme Court’s Next Declaration About Gun Rights

Significant news media attention this week is directed at the oral arguments heard by the U.S. Supreme Court on Wednesday ...
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Learning, Worrying, and Wondering ‘What If?’ While Reading the News

The news reports appear every day. More shootings. More heartache. More silence and inaction from those legislators who block consideration and ...
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Suicide and Firearms among American Youth: Two Problems Intrinsically Linked

Note: Gun violence prevention requires attention to a variety of underlying issues and problems. Suicide, in particular, represents a major ...
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Let’s not permit the issue of Gun Violence to be used for OTHER policy agendas…

Pick a day, any day.  News reports—at the local, state, and national level—tell us about troubling and tragic incidents of ...
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Day After Day, The Not-So-Happy News

Our fifteen-month pandemic experience gave us intensified problems with gun violence.  We do not know the precise cause of the ...
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We Sit Still. But the Problems Do Not.

I sit down at the computer on a quiet Sunday afternoon intending to briefly check the day’s news.  After typing ...
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Looking for Lessons Within Reports of Multiple Mass Shootings

A news report recently presented this disturbing headline: “There Were At Least 11 Mass Shootings Across the US This Weekend” ...
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Imagining What Is Possible

In recent weeks, I have received messages from different people comparing gun policy in the United States with laws, policies, ...
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Looking for Insight Amid Repetitive Reports of Gloomy News

Boulder.  Indianapolis.  Austin.  The list of cities with publicized mass shootings grows with disturbing frequency.  We notice—momentarily.  We mourn—momentarily.  And ...
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Numbness and Numbers

Tragedies produce numbers. This is true of hurricanes, tornadoes, floods, and other events that take lives and, at least momentarily, ...
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