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Should the Media Limit Coverage of Mass Shooters?

“When someone is desperate for fame or attention, committing a high-profile mass killing is one of the only guaranteed ways to get it,” criminologist Adam Lankford told a recent gathering of journalists. Responsible media, he argued, should guard against providing killers with a platform.

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Some New Faces Join Gun Crusade; Others Blow Up Yetis

In a shift that could have political implications, some gun owners have become firm supporters of gun control measures. Meanwhile, others are blowing up their Yeti coolers, prompted by an NRA blast claiming that the firm was ending its discount for members of the group. Yeti said the NRA had gone off half-cocked.

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Most Mass School Shooters Get Guns at Home

In 17 out of 25 school shootings since 1990 committed by teens, the guns came from shooters’ homes. It’s an element “lost in the current debate” over gun control and points to the need for increased gun safety, says J. Reid Meloy, a forensic psychologist and FBI consultant.

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