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25 Years After the Columbine Massacre, Is There Any Hope to End America’s Epidemic of Gun Violence?

Protest on gun violence (Flickr) By Peter Dreier / The Nation Twenty-five years ago on April 20, 1999—two 12th-grade students at Columbine High School in Littleton, Colorado, armed with semiautomatic rifles and pistols murdered 12 students and one teacher, and injured another 21 people. The Columbine massacre triggered a national debate on gun violence. But […]

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‘Arming up for anticipated civil conflict’: Study says gun buyers prone to ‘political violence’

Americans who have purchased firearms since the onset of the Covid-19 pandemic are far more willing to engage in political violence against their fellow citizens, according to a new study. The Guardian recently reported on a study by the University of California-Davis’ violence prevention research program dubbed “Firearm Ownership and Support for Political Violence in […]