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The Price of Easy Firearms Access and the Path Ahead

There were 10 mass shootings around the country over the weekend. TEN! And these shootings reinforced our recognition of the kinds of harms that threaten us in a society with easy access to firearms and an overabundant supply of guns in civilian hands.

Dangers and Our Democracy

Even in a time of war and economic troubles, eye-opening news stories about gun violence still continuously present themselves for our consideration. Do we let the implications of these events challenge our thinking?

Guns and Schools

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How do we want children to view their time at school? Metal detectors, police officers in the hallways, and frequent “active shooter” emergency drills pose risks for students’ educational experiences. What are the consequences for learning when we constantly remind students that schools are places for feeling afraid rather than places for cultivating enthusiasm about learning?

Thoughts and Prayers—and more(?)—for Oxford

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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.

The Oxford High School Shooting: Tragedy in Our Midst

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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.