The shootings in Gilroy, El Paso and Dayton this week have, once again, brought the issue of gun violence (and white supremacy terrorism – see resources on racism here.) to public attention again.
I have many lists lists of resources related to gun violence here.
I have previously posted one on gun control, but it’s time to post a completely revised and updated one.
Here are some resources to begin with:
Guns In America is from TIME.
How To Reduce Shootings is from The NY Times.
After Parkland, a New Surge in State Gun Control Laws is from The NY Times.
Gun Deaths in America is from Five Thirty Eight.
Gun laws in the US, state by state – interactive is from The Guardian.
Where Congress Stands on Guns is from ProPublica.
If video games were the problem, video game obsessed nations like Japan would lead the nation in gun deaths.
— igorvolsky (@igorvolsky) August 4, 2019
— Jonathan Metzl (@JonathanMetzl) August 4, 2019
Facts on violence & video games:
— US homicide rates are much higher than other countries with the same games.
— Studies show popular violent games & movies lead to less crime, not more.
— Nonviolent games could be better.
— Guns are the problem. https://t.co/fbZ0Gjo6gs
— Vox (@voxdotcom) August 5, 2019
America’s gun problem, explained is from Vox.
How ads manipulate our emotions – and how to resist is from NBC News.
Are video games or mental illness causing America’s mass shootings? No, research shows. is from The Washington Post.
How Can Gun Violence Be Solved? is from NPR.
A study found that in coverage of mass school shootings specifically, video games were more than 8 times as likely to be brought up when the shooter is white than when the shooter is black https://t.co/fApudnExLh
— The New York Times (@nytimes) August 6, 2019
How to Prevent Gun Massacres? Look Around the World is from The New Yorker.
Mass killings keep happening despite good guys with guns is from The Washington Post.
We know what the problem is is from Science.
Waiting periods and child access prevention laws DO make a difference. https://t.co/ahgffvSnTp
— Gale Sinatra (@GaleSinatra) May 29, 2022
An Overlooked Tool to Stop School Shootings is from Slate.
Six solutions to #GunViolence
Gift link: https://t.co/90WyqM48QG
— Cara Jackson (@cara__jackson) November 27, 2022
Interesting graph from today's WaPo for the "more guns makes us safe" crowd. pic.twitter.com/KuBF0snn6N
— Michael Ian Black (@michaelianblack) November 27, 2022
Why Does the U.S. Have So Many Mass Shootings? Research Is Clear: Guns. – The New York Times https://t.co/buPqdTMbK9
— Sherrilyn Ifill (@SIfill_) November 24, 2022
A humble consideration from @NickKristof of how a "harm reduction" approach can decrease gun deaths in the U.S. Keeping guns from risky people, working WITH gun owners, and treating regulation the same as tobacco, cars, and alcohol are meaningful steps.
— Dan Semenza (@dsemenzcrim) January 26, 2023
Welcome to the new American classroom, fundamentally changed by gun violence https://t.co/vsSpDaCvQH
— Larry Ferlazzo (@Larryferlazzo) September 22, 2023