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Past articles by Mark:

Before a 6-Year-Old Shot His Teacher, the School District Failed on Threat Assessment

The violence-prevention method is required by Virginia law. But Newport News schools didn’t use it, former district psychologists say. → Read More

The Case of a 6-Year-Old School Shooter Raises Gut-Wrenching Questions

There is so much we still don't know about the shocking violence at a Virginia elementary school. → Read More

Trump’s Return to Twitter and Facebook Will Fuel More Political Violence

His incitement continues to stir attacks, from state elections to FBI field offices. → Read More

6-Year-Old School Shooter Case Grows Even More Disturbing

Before the child opened fire, school officials learned he potentially had a gun. → Read More

A 6-Year-Old Shot His Teacher With a Gun Purchased by His Mom

School shooters frequently obtain firearms from their own homes. → Read More

Yes, January 6 Was a Heavily Armed Insurrection

The House committee’s final report and court documents further reveal that many Trump extremists brought guns. → Read More

Investigations of the January 6 Insurrection Are Far From Over

The House committee is poised to take significant steps, but big questions and risk of violence still loom. → Read More

The Truth About Stopping Mass Shootings, From Sandy Hook to Uvalde

Five devastating massacres in 2022—and one that was prevented—reveal key ways forward. → Read More

The Tragedy of the Oxford High School Mass Shooting Deepens

Two school board members resigned and are blowing the whistle on what went wrong. → Read More

Trump Casts a Vote for Further Political Violence, Calling Nancy Pelosi “an Animal”

The ex-president continued to demonize the traumatized House speaker on election eve. → Read More

Yes, Trump and the Republican Party Own the Attack on Paul and Nancy Pelosi

The dangers of stochastic terrorism continue to rise, led by the ex-president. → Read More

Four Years After the Tree of Life Massacre, Trump Continues to Stoke Anti-Immigrant Hate

The dangers of MAGA grievance, anti-Semitism, and the ex-president's grim rhetoric. → Read More

A Disturbing Number of Americans Endorse Violence to “Stop Voter Fraud” and Return Trump to Power

New research shows the impact of the ex-president’s ongoing incitement. → Read More

The Mass Killer in Thailand Fits a Recognizable Behavioral Profile

Initial evidence from the horrific attack underscores how mass shootings can potentially be prevented. → Read More

Trump Continues to Escalate His Dangerous Incitement

The ex-president seems to be turning desperate. → Read More

How Trump Spread Incitement of Violence Throughout the GOP

Republican leaders have embraced a sinister tactic honed by the ex-president. → Read More

The Uvalde Massacre Should Have Been Stopped Long Before That Tragic Day

The calamitous police response is under intense scrutiny—but what about the shocking array of missed warning signs? → Read More

Trump Incited the Terrorism of January 6, Investigations Further Show

The House select committee and DOJ continue to uncover the ex-president's role in the insurrection. → Read More

Red Flag Laws May Have Helped Prevent Dozens of Mass Shootings, New Research Shows

Yet, Republicans are rejecting the kind of solution they've called for after every gun massacre. → Read More

What to Really Look for With the Senate Deal on Guns

The proposal is nowhere as robust as a majority of Americans want—but could have further benefits. → Read More