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Significant news media attention this week is directed at the oral arguments heard by the U.S. Supreme Court on Wednesday in the much-anticipated case of New York State Rifle & Pistol Association v. Bruen. The case presents a challenge to New York’s law that requires individuals to show a special need to defend themselves in order to be granted a license to carry a concealed pistol.

Extreme Risk Protection Orders


Significant news media attention this week is directed at the oral arguments heard by the U.S. Supreme Court on Wednesday in the much-anticipated case of New York State Rifle & Pistol Association v. Bruen. The case presents a challenge to New York’s law that requires individuals to show a special need to defend themselves in order to be granted a license to carry a concealed pistol.

Awaiting the Supreme Court’s Next Declaration About Gun Rights


The news reports appear every day. More shootings. More heartache. More silence and inaction from those legislators who block consideration and discussion of statutory initiatives that might reduce risk and harm. It is easy to feel numb and bereft of hope when following developments affecting the issue of gun violence.   […]

Learning, Worrying, and Wondering ‘What If?’ While Reading the News



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Note: Gun violence prevention requires attention to a variety of underlying issues and problems. Suicide, in particular, represents a major component of harm from firearms. In typical years, two-thirds of gun deaths are from suicide. We are pleased that an early-career scholar at Michigan State University has shared with our […]

Suicide and Firearms among American Youth: Two Problems Intrinsically Linked






A news report recently presented this disturbing headline: “There Were At Least 11 Mass Shootings Across the US This Weekend” (Silverman, 2021).  Critics often express concern that the news media’s attention to such events distorts our understanding of gun violence in the United States.  Indeed, if one were to view […]

Looking for Lessons Within Reports of Multiple Mass Shootings




Boulder.  Indianapolis.  Austin.  The list of cities with publicized mass shootings grows with disturbing frequency.  We notice—momentarily.  We mourn—momentarily.  And then the next event happens.  Much like new email messages pushing prior messages out of view in our inboxes, each publicized shooting risks obscuring our focus and memory with respect […]

Looking for Insight Amid Repetitive Reports of Gloomy News