Mass Killings: Choose Your Preferred Cause (and Exclude All Others)

August 12, 2019

The HuffPost explores the question of whether, as Donald Trump and others have claimed, video games are responsible for the frequent mass killings in the US. We learn that Trevor Noah, a late-night television comedian, “introduced ‘The Legislator: License To Bill’ ― in which players try to...

Teachers Are Educators, Not Mercenaries

March 16, 2018

By arming teachers, America will cause lasting damage in a society already rife with gun violence. It is not easy to write about gun violence and gun-related deaths in America. Even before the ink is dry, more shootings will bring more deaths somewhere in the country. As I wrote this article,...

To End Gun Violence, We Need Concrete Reform

March 15, 2018

Kyrah Simon, a junior at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School and a survivor of the February 14 shooting, weighs in on the debate around gun reform. As a survivor of the shooting at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School, gun violence has become personal to me. It was an issue that upset me before,...

Does Owning a Gun Make Us Safer?

July 01, 2015

The debate over gun control in America will not end any time soon. The right to carry a gun is enshrined in the US Constitution. So, it is perhaps unsurprising that almost half of all American households own at least one firearm. Gun ownership is on a steady rise and had reached one gun per...

What’s the Difference Between School Shootings and Terrorist Attacks?

November 03, 2014

Early warning mechanisms to help troubled individuals receive help and support are necessary to prevent them from committing violence. A recent school shooting in the US state of Washington and a lone wolf’s assault on the Canadian parliament in Ottawa are but two of the latest...

Gun Control in the US: The “Cohen Act”?

February 05, 2013

As US gun sales soar in anticipation of proposed curbs to gun ownership following the Newtown massacre, Leonard Weinberg and Matthew Feldman look at the narratives that fuel far right groups and warn of the potential dangers posed by anti-gun legislation.     In the weeks following the...