Mass shootings are often blamed on serious mental illness. This study assesses the role of psychosis in contributing to mass shootings along a continuum. The role of psychosis is compared with other motivations for mass shootings including employment issues, interpersonal conflict, relationship issues, hate, and fame-seeking. Perpetrators … [Read more...]
Psychosis and mass shootings: A systematic examination using publicly available data.
Colorado is one of four states whose laws don’t prohibit someone with a mental illness from owning firearms
The Violence Project's co-founder James Densleys spoke to Faith Karimi at CNN about the difficulty in determining who should be banned from owning a firearm under current law. "For that reason some might say federal restrictions are too broad, Densley said, because banning gun ownership for life after someone is hospitalized could increase … [Read more...]
Local expert: ‘Break in the cycle’ appears over following 2nd mass shooting in a week
The Violence Project's James Densley discussed the rapid return of mass shootings and what can be done to prevent more. "All too often what ends up happening is we fall into the trap of saying, it has to be one thing or the other and in doing so we explain these problems away. We say, 'It was an act of terrorism, terrorist do bad things,' 'It's … [Read more...]
No mass shootings in the U.S. since the pandemic started — what about once it’s over?
"We've never had anything like this." The Violence Project's Jillian Peterson spoke with Tom Miller about the drop off of mass shootings since the pandemic started. The discussion also covered risk factors and trends in mass shootings before 2020. Read about their conversation here. Source: KXAN Author: Tom Miller … [Read more...]
Raising Red Flags: Minnesota police chiefs and sheriffs weigh in on gun law
"Dozens of police chiefs and sheriffs around the state say they would support a controversial measure that would temporarily take guns away from people who are deemed a threat to themselves or others." KSTP reporters reached out to law enforcement leaders across the state to discuss whether these Red Flag laws would be helpful in preventing … [Read more...]