Preventing mass violence: What do the experts think?

Source: Niskanen Center
by Jennifer Doleac & Anna Harvey

“Recent mass shootings in Buffalo, New York, and Uvalde, Texas, have — like other mass shootings before them — prompted urgent calls for policy reform. Such shootings are unusually common in the United States. Many point to easy access to guns as the primary driver of such attacks; others point to limited security or insufficient access to mental health care. What is the most effective way to reduce the frequency or severity of such attacks? The answer likely depends on how one defines the incidents of interest.” (06/17/22)