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NRA), we won’t even allow the federal government to research ways to reduce gun violence that don’t restrict access to guns. But just because the federal government won’t research this epidemic doesn’t mean that others aren’t. A couple of weeks after this shooting, the New York Times published a wideranging study of mass shootings all over the globe. No matter where the shootings took place, or even the self-professed motivations of the gunman, only one data point correlated: gun ownership. It’s shockingly simple, almost too obvious to name. We have so many mass shootings because we have so many guns. Too many fucking guns. There are dozens of other ways we could reduce gun violence —universal background checks, restricted access for domestic abusers, mandatory training, and more. But maybe that won’t even do anything while we’re swimming in a gun for every human in the US. Do we really need that many guns? ● A graph showing the number of vehicle miles traveled (ascending line) and number of deaths per billion miles traveled (descending line) each year since 1921.

Questions & Lies  

Questions & Lies is about the emotional toll of the politics of grievance and fear: immigration, climate change, transphobia, wealth hoardin...

Questions & Lies  

Questions & Lies is about the emotional toll of the politics of grievance and fear: immigration, climate change, transphobia, wealth hoardin...

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