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Can Mass Shootings Be Prevented?

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Can Mass Shootings Be Prevented?

National Review May 14, 2022
Policing & Public SafetyAll

Mass shootings are rare, accounting for a small percentage of all homicide deaths in this country. But they terrorize in a way few other crimes do, attracting copious media coverage and inspiring fear far from where they occur. And they have markedly increased in recent decades.

Every time one of these incidents happens, it reignites the age-old gun debate. But in Trigger Points, Mark Follman tries a different angle. A writer for the lefty Mother Jones magazine who’s been covering and compiling data on mass shootings for years, Follman is hardly opposed to gun control.

Continue reading the entire piece here at National Review

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Robert VerBruggen is a fellow at the Manhattan Institute. Follow him on Twitter here.

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