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gun violence

Don’t blame mental illness for mass murders

If you want to end mass shootings, you must support getting weapons capable of committing mass murder out of our homes and out of our communities.

Five first responders to the Pulse massacre. One diagnosis: PTSD.

“My head’s still not right,” said one paramedic who responded to the Pulse nightclub shooting two years ago. He and some other responders say their departments haven’t given them the help they need.

How to stop violence in places of worship

What both mega and small places of worship have in common is entry and exit points that can be controlled and staff and volunteers who can be trained.