There have been nearly a dozen mass shootings this month and a total 346 mass shootings so far this year — each one leaving a heavy toll for communities around them.
The shootings stretching from coast to coast follow a surge in homicides and other violence over the past several years that experts say accelerated during the coronavirus pandemic.
A year after the mass shooting in Uvalde, Texas, the NPR/PBS NewsHour/Marist poll found the highest percentage in a decade said ending gun violence trumps protecting gun rights.
Dr. Deborah Prothrow-Stith has spent decades framing violence as a public health issue. She spoke to Morning Edition about how guns fit into that picture and what prevention would look like.
During a visit to Monterey Park, Calif., Biden announced an executive order that aims to increase the number of background checks that take place and support communities impacted by gun violence.
At a time when mass shootings are regularly rocking the country, Stephanie Mercedes is takes guns and bullet casings and turns them into instruments of mourning. Some look like primitive relics.
The "United We Stand" summit will bring together experts on hate-based violence and honor communities that have survived attacks. President Biden and Vice President Harris will give remarks.
In 2018, a 17-year-old gunman killed 10 people at Santa Fe High School. But even with an influx of time and money for mental health services, the community is still struggling with grief and trauma.
The CEO of a Georgia gun manufacturer testified in front of Congress on Wednesday, as part of an ongoing investigation by lawmakers into what is fueling the country’s high rates of gun violence.
Overwhelming majorities want to see universal background checks, raising the age to buy any kind of gun to 21 and red flag laws. But just a quarter trust the government to look out for them.
The 21-year-old suspect made music videos about shootings, and apparently posted thousands of times to a message board dedicated to sharing graphic photos and videos of violence.
In recent years, the medical profession has developed techniques to help save more gunshot victims, such as evacuating patients rapidly. But some trauma surgeons say that even those improvements can save only a fraction of patients when military-style rifles inflict the injury.
The effect of assault weapons is much greater in children, as the surface area of their organs and arteries are smaller, said Dr. Joseph Sakran, a trauma surgeon at Johns Hopkins Hospital.
Because Uvalde is so small, a local Justice of the Peace had the horrible task of identifying slain kids after the deadly shooting at Robb Elementary School. He says the images will stick with him.