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Protesters demonstrate in the Not One More rally for gun legislation, held at the federal courthouse in Fort Lauderdale, Fla., Feb. 17, 2018. Since Wednesday, when a gunman killed 14 students and three staff members at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School in Parkland, Fla., teenage voices have resonated where those of longtime politicians have largely fallen flat. (Saul Martinez/The New York Times)

What if Our Schools Are Actually Safer, and School Shootings Aren’t Actually More Common?

What if Our Schools Are Actually Safer, and School Shootings Aren’t Actually More Common?

One point I’ve been trying to make in the debate which erupted after the school shooting in Parkland, Florida, is that America is actually a far less violent country than it was a generation ago. The public perception driven by myopic and sensationalist media coverage is that violent crime, and gun violence specifically, is on

President Donald Trump addresses the National Rifle Association’s annual convention in Atlanta, April 28, 2017. Trump is the first sitting president since Ronald Reagan to address the group's annual convention. (Al Drago/Copyright 2017 The New York Times)

The NRA Is Powerful Because the NRA Is People

When something awful like the mass shooting in Florida happens our nation’s media turns into a competition among pundits and politicians and celebrities to see who can be the most outraged. Most of this outrage is directed at the NRA. You almost get the idea, from the way people like comedian Jimmy Kimmel talk about

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