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Mass Shootings

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The threat of violent attacks has shaped my childhood since the beginning

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The Whiplash Decade

The next 9/11 never came. Instead, we got Sandy Hook, and Las Vegas, and Parkland…

Illustration: Brennon Leman


As kids prepare for the next mass shooting, experts say high-tech surveillance, tactical gear, and live drills are doing more harm than good

Aug. 16, 2018 — An active shooter drill in a Los Angeles high school. Photo by Ronen Tivony/NurPhoto via Getty Images

The rise in white supremacist shootings could change the politics of gun control

Protesters hold a rally against gun violence in Times Square in response to recent mass shootings in El Paso, Texas and Denton, Ohio on August 4, 2019 in New York City. Photo: Go Nakamura/Getty Images

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