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Of course semi-automatic guns are deadlier. Here’s why scientists took so long to say so.
We desperately need research on firearms—but the federal government can't fund it.
Study Finds Police Shoot At Black And White Suspects Equally
But it's not all about the gunfire
Would Arming Teachers And Students Really Have Prevented A Tragedy?
Policy that would make it easier to carry concealed weapons into schools could have meant “the difference between life and death for many innocent bystanders,” a spokesman for Michigan House Speaker Jase Bolger said after last week's shooting at Sandy Hook. Does research bear that out?
What The Research Says About “Rampage Violence”
Studies of "rampage violence" have only been around for about a decade, but researchers are still working hard to understand and prevent it. Here's the current state of the field.
A Geographic Guide To American Mass Shootings
Depressingly, Mother Jones already created a map of mass shootings in America the last time we had one, so it...
Bullet Solves Crime By Tagging Shooters And Snagging Their DNA
Nanomaterials scientists develop a solution to the problem of heat--emitted when a weapon is fired--destroying precious DNA evidence.
Using Neuroscience to Find an Activity Gamers Like as Much as Shooting People
Here’s a true story: a few years ago, given an Xbox 360 for testing purposes, I went to the Gamestop...
After Animal Activists Track Pigeon Hunt With Drone, Pigeon Hunters Shoot Down Drone
An animal rights group stopped a planned pigeon shoot over the weekend, leaving the would-be marksmen to shoot down another...
Shooting In Rhythm
A new audio profiling system helps Olympic shooters perfect their timing