America is in the grips of a renewed debate on our scourge of gun violence, and it doesn’t look like it’s going away any time soon.
Gun control is the most obvious fix. The fact that we have to debate whether civilians should own weapons of war provides a window into how sick the American mind has become on this topic. Getting rid of them would certainly reduce the fatalities in these mass shootings, but it's not a complete and total cure-all. If we are to reduce the number of gun deaths to zero in this country, it will take a full court press on a litany of topics.
Ari Schulman is the editor of The New Atlantis, and he has written extensively on the topic of gun violence in America. He published a thread on Twitter six days ago that is still going viral as we speak. This is the kind of nuance that our gun debate requires.
Jacob Weindling is a staff writer for Paste politics. Follow him on Twitter at @Jakeweindling.