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Huu Can Tran’s American Dream
The Monterey Park shooter lost his wife and his home. But one totem of assimilation remained within easy reach.
January 27, 2023
California Has Been Consumed by America’s Addiction to Guns
The state is reeling after a week of mass shootings that underscores the bloody price we pay for our worship of guns.
December 13, 2022
“I Walk Into a Room and I Make People Cry”: 10 Years After Sandy Hook
Joan Walsh spoke with Nelba Márquez-Greene, mother of slain student Ana, about the extraordinary depths of grief, love, and bravery Sandy Hook families have summoned in the decade since they lost their children.
November 28, 2022
The Club Q Massacre and the New Culture of Lynching
Homophobic violence is fueled by the extreme right’s victim blaming.
July 6, 2022
We Need Unity to Combat the Right’s Increasing Violence
If progressives don’t find a unifying message of community and love, and find it soon, the guns already out there may be put to use in unspeakable ways.
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July 1, 2022
Militarizing Schools Isn’t the Answer to Gun Violence
We’ll soon graduate a generation of young people who may have trouble reading and writing and adding but will be experts at ducking and covering.
June 15, 2022
As a Former Gun Owner, I Support Gun Control
That means that you can’t enjoy the privileges of the past—and that’s a good thing.
June 14, 2022
The Senate’s Gun “Deal” Won’t Stop Mass Shootings
While the framework represents some progress, it feels more like a Republican attempt to avoid the issue of gun violence than a Democratic attempt to solve it.
June 10, 2022
Shon Miller: Portrait of a Mass Killer as a Human Being
The sterile, but endless, debate over the role of mental illness in mass shootings rarely acknowledges how much our system fails those on both sides of the gun.
June 9, 2022
What We Won’t Forget From the Hearings on the Uvalde and Buffalo Massacres
Even without photographs, we know enough about these tragedies to have them etched in our minds forever.