Gun Control and School Shootings
On November 20, 2006, the CJC released a document titled Backgrounder: Gun Control and School Shootings.
The document's lead paragraph reads:
"Could meaningful gun-control laws and regulations reduce school-related shootings? It is a challenging topic to report, given that gun laws and regulations are made at the federal, state and municipal levels. Plus, the issue packs a lot of political heat. For those reasons and more, gun-control proposals – and sometimes the lack of them – need journalists’ scrutiny, especially around the issue of school shootings."The CJC publication is richly hyperlinked to its referrent documents. It covers topics such as:
- Shooters and weapons
- Whither gun laws?
- What can schools do?
For people interested in better understanding school shootings, the people who do them, and some possible solutions, this is worth reading.