Capital Gazette Killer is Sane, Court Rules

Three years after his rampage at the Capital Gazette newsroom in Annapolis, Md., which took five lives, Jarrod Ramos has been found mentally competent. The court denial of his insanity plea means he will likely spend his life in prison or a maximum-security psychiatric hospital.

California Ban on Assault Weapons Overturned by Federal Judge

The 32-year-old ban on assault weapons was described as a “failed experiment” by the judge. California Gov. Gavin Newsom called the decision a direct threat to public safety, describing it as a “disgusting slap” in the face to those who have lost loved ones to gun violence.

Colorado Springs Shooting Leaves Seven Dead

The shooting occurred May 9 after a gunman entered a birthday party and began firing inside a mobile home in Colorado Springs before killing himself. It was the latest in a growing tally of mass shootings that continue to erupt around the country.

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Stopping Mass Shootings: What Works, What Doesn’t Work

There may be no “quick fix” for mass shootings in the U.S. But researchers have identified evidence-based approaches that can reduce their frequency, minimize casualties—and even in some cases prevent them from happening,  according to a policy brief from the Harry Frank Guggenheim Foundation.