gun violence

Views My Own

Do Media Companies Report Too Much on Mass Shooters?

Sound, iterative journalism can keep rumor-mongering at bay—unless it feeds a "contagion" effect of violence.
Krishna Andavolu
9.15.18
gun violence

Two Dead, 12 Injured After Mass Shooting in Toronto

The shooter, a 29-year-old man, is also dead.
Natalie Alcoba
Mack Lamoureux
7.23.18
The VICE Guide to Right Now

Family Poses Slain Teen's Body with PlayStation and Doritos at His Funeral

Renard Matthews's family wanted to remember the 18-year-old just as he lived.
River Donaghey
7.10.18
guns

Just How Many Guns Do Americans Actually Own?

Some fans say the number is as high as 600 million. Here's what the data really shows.
Alex Yablon
6.25.18
guns

What It Feels Like to Decide to Shoot Someone and Actually Do It

"I expected them to be sociopaths, or terrible people, or rotten through and through. And they're not."
Seth Ferranti
6.7.18
Art

This Toy Assault Rifle for Toddlers Is a Twisted Take on Playtime

Start 'em young, folks!
Troy Farah
5.10.18
Memes

For the Love of God, Don’t Meme Childish Gambino’s ‘This Is America’ Music Video

You're missing Donald Glover's whole point.
Beckett Mufson
5.9.18
Life Inside

The Stupid Gunshot That Got Me 27 Years in Prison

I know I earned my freedom, but I may be eternally undeserving of forgiveness.
Lawrence Bartley
4.28.18
true crime

The Inside Story of Sex Money Murder, NYC's Most Brutally Violent Drug Gang

The set was headed by "Pistol Pete" Rollock, who remains a sort of twisted deity in American crime lore.
Max Daly
4.18.18
guns

The Next Big Gun Controversy Is Forcing People to Lock Them Up

"People want to do something."
Brian Freskos
4.18.18
The Dystopia and Utopia Issue

The Trauma of Everyday Gun Violence in New Orleans

There's a vast, undiagnosed epidemic of PTSD in communities of color plagued by violence, and many young men are struggling to cope on their own.
Jimmie Briggs
4.5.18
POP CULTURE

Let’s Unpack the Infowars Claim that Netflix Inspired Austin Bombings

The pro-gun movement is trying to put an astoundingly stupid spin on a much-needed conversation, and we shouldn’t play along.
Frederick Blichert
3.26.18