Expert: People With Mental Illness ‘More Likely To Have Violence Done To Them Than To Inflict Harm On Others’
Experts weigh in on the various issues brought to the forefront of national discourse following mass shootings such as Monday’s attack of the Washington Navy Yard, including gun control, mental health care reform, and the leaps of logic made by an American people prone to reductive thought and easy, sometimes violent solutions.
Ratcheting up pressure for Congress to limit access to guns, President Barack Obama said Wednesday that recent steps by Colorado to tighten its gun laws show “there doesn’t have to be a conflict” between keeping citizens safe and protecting Second Amendment rights to gun ownership.
President Barack Obama says the gun control votes in the Senate next month are the best chance in more than a decade to reduce gun violence.
Recent mass shootings like the massacre of first-graders and staffers at a Connecticut elementary school and the increasing deadliness of assault weapons make a ban on those firearms more urgent than ever, the Senate author of a proposal to prohibit them said Wednesday.
The school psychologist at Sandy Hook Elementary, Mary Sherlach, would often come home frustrated at an overwhelming workload due to budget cuts and paperwork from mounting regulations, her widower says.
People who lived in the two states that saw the most deadly U.S. mass shootings in 2012 were less enthusiastic about buying new guns at the end of the year than those in most other states, according to an Associated Press analysis of new FBI data.
Annual FBI crime statistics show that more people are killed with clubs and hammers each year than by rifles or shotguns.
A new poll finds that a majority of Americans view the National Rifle Association favorably.
National Rifle Association officials have kept quiet in the wake of Friday’s elementary school shooting in Newtown, Conn., and they also shut down their Facebook page and have not had any Twitter activity since Friday morning.
A 6-year-old first-grade girl played dead to survive while Adam Lanza gunned down her classmates at Sandy Hook Elementary School Friday.