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Guns and Crime: Archives

Cuts to Mental Health Services Could Lead to More Spree Killings

Donna Cooper argues that drastic cuts to mental health service budgets coupled with lax gun purchase laws increases the likelihood of more rampage shootings.

By Donna Cooper | Tuesday, July 31, 2012

Spree Killings Growing More Frequent and More Deadly

Donna Cooper writes that the pace of mentally ill individuals who commit rampage killings with legally purchased guns is increasing.

By Donna Cooper | Thursday, July 26, 2012

The Economic Benefits of Reducing Violent Crime

book_alt2 icon Report Robert J. Shapiro and Kevin A. Hassett examine and analyze the costs of violent crimes in eight major American cities, and estimate the savings and other benefits that would accompany significant reductions in those crimes.

By Robert J. Shapiro and Kevin A. Hassett | Tuesday, June 19, 2012

Auditing the Cost of the Virginia Tech Massacre

book_alt2 icon Report Anthony Green and Donna Cooper examine the financial costs of this tragic spree killing and make recommendations for curbing gun violence.

By Anthony Green and Donna Cooper | Thursday, April 12, 2012

Why Do Some Americans Love Guns So Much?

Sam Fulwood III considers the mythology of our nation’s fascination with guns, and why the most ardent gun lovers still embrace these myths.

By Sam Fulwood III | Tuesday, February 1, 2011

Violence Doesn’t Work

Sam Fulwood III finds hope amid the recent bloodshed, knowing violence in past struggles for progressive change led America to embrace its best instincts.

By Sam Fulwood III | Tuesday, January 11, 2011

President Bill Clinton Provides Guidance on Domestic Tragedies

President Bill Clinton's speech at an event at the CAP Action Fund last year offers lessons on tragedies such as Saturday's shooting in Tuscon, Arizona.

Sunday, January 9, 2011