Most of the dead have been buried; the president has offered sympathy but no solutions; and investigators are left to seek a motive for a madman’s lethal eruption. The mass shooting in Las Vegas followed a familiar script, largely written in Washington, DC – and faithfully reflecting a national history shaped by slavery, racism, and war.
- Jeffrey D. Sachs argues that, with gun control at the federal level so unlikely, more states should use their existing powers to ban assault weapons and regulate firearms.
- Yasheng Huang places the blame for America’s world-beating gun violence squarely at the Republican Party’s door.
- Raj Persaud and Adrian Furnham explore the psychology of mass shooters, and suggest that the sources of their behavior are firmly rooted in American culture.