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Mass shootings news and analysis from The Nation
May 9, 2023
White Supremacists Don’t Have to Be White
That the alleged Allen, Tex., shooter is a white supremacist named “Garcia” confused a lot of right-wingers. It shouldn’t have.
April 7, 2023
The Tennessee GOP’s Shameful Expulsion of 2 Black Legislators
When Tennessee Representatives Justin Jones and Justin Pearson led a protest at the state capitol, the Republican-controlled legislature bared its teeth.
April 5, 2023
What It’s Like to Be Trans and Christian in Nashville Right Now
Talking with Nashville-based transqueer Christian scholar and activist
Roberto Ché Espinoza about faith, violence, and healing.
March 29, 2023
Republicans Want You to Forget Their Complicity in the Nashville Shooting
Conservatives want to make the massacre about trans people or religion—anything but the blood-soaked murder factory they’ve forced us all to live in.
February 6, 2023
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.
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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.
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.