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Hamline, Metro State professors create a database to shed light on mass shooters, Star Tribune, November 15.

Why nonprofits can’t research gun violence as well as the feds, FiveThirtyEight, November 14.

Can mass shooter attacks be prevented?, The Crime Report, November 14.

Mass shootings raise questions about security and training, The Wall Street Journal, November 13.

Years of research finds that most school shooters have 4 things in common, Reader's Digest, November 12.

Mass shootings are contagious. How can they be stopped? The Hill, November 9.

A violent culture? The roots of radicalization run deep, Pittsburgh Post-Gazette, October 24.

Inside the mind of the American mass shooter, WhoWhatWhy, October 24.

Active shooter preparation, TX2 Security, October 16.

Gen Z, Millennials twice as concerned about active shooters as Baby Boomers, survey finds, Newsweek, October 2.

10 Undeniable Facts About Mass Shootings in America, Reader's Digest, October 2.

Putting multi-option active assailant response to the test, ASIS Security Management, October 1.

Mass shooter database, Academic Minute, September 30.

Police feared Odessa shooter was planning attack - 8 years ago, CNN, September 29.

Inside the terrifying, violent world of incel subculture, Toronto Sun, September 27.

Companies can use VR to train employees for mass shootings. But should they? CNN Business, September 24.

Tips to FBI on possible mass shootings rise sharply, The Crime Report, September 23.

US police assess rise in threat tips after 3 mass killings, Associated Press, September 21. Nationally syndicated.

Campaign says new gun control measures may pose political problem for Trump: Sources, ABC News, September 6.

Don't let the mass shooters win, Vox, September 6.

In wake of mass violence, Grassley pushes for greater oversight of mental health grants, U.S. Senate Committee on Finance, September 5.

Gun violence in America: The psychology of mass shooters, In Sickness and in Health Podcast (S3 E25), September 5.

Editorial: Walmart is doing more to combat gun violence than our government, Los Angeles Times, September 5.

St. Paul police hunt for suspects in 'brazen,' 'lawless' shooting outside Minnesota State Fair, Star Tribune, September 3.

Report details stunning amount of free publicity media gives mass shooters, The Daily Wire, September 2.

At Least 30 arrested for mass shooting threats in past 3 weeks, Campus Safety, August 26.

Have police really thwarted more mass shootings since El Paso and Dayton, or are we just paying closer attention? TIME, August 23.

New York's 'Red Flag' law takes effect Saturday, WBFO, August 23.

We can address mass shootings by reducing childhood trauma and mitigating its impact, Houston Chronicle, August 23.

Dozens have been arrested over mass shooting threats since El Paso and Dayton. But experts say a deterrence strategy could do more harm than good, Insider, August 23.

Police are trying to arrest their way out of a mass shooting epidemic, and experts warn it could have dire consequences, Business Insider, August 22.

Can anything be done to prevent gun violence at work?, MarketWatch, August 22.

Curb mass shootings with the “good politic”, Psychology Today, August 22.

Democrats are stuck in a gun-control dilemma that could be a loser in 2020, Miami Herald, August 22.

Can we prevent mass shootings by preventing suicide?, FiveThirtyEight, August 22.

Con: Understanding motive won’t stop mass killings, Independent Women's Forum, August 22.

An ethics report card: 3 dilemmas for news coverage of mass shootings, Markkula Center for Applied Ethics at Santa Clara University, August 20.

Smart Talk: The Violence Project finds commonalities among mass shooters, PA Post, August 19.

How teachers can prevent school shootings: Pay attention to students’ mental health, Giving Compass, August 19.

Preventing suicide likely to prevent mass killers get into the act, Online Industry News, August 16.

Why it’s wrong to blame mass killings on mental illness, Columbia Journalism Review, August 16.

How to prevent violence? Help kids have healthy childhoods, Caller Times, August 16.

Can teachers be trained to prevent future school shootings? Researchers say yes. EdSurge, August 15.

Do mass shooters share common traits?, KFOXTV, August 15.

Why isn’t there already an algorithm to predict school shooters?, Medium, August 14. Reprinted Thrive Global.

Guest column: Science, not partisan politics, should guide our reaction to gun violence, Village Life, August 14.

Active shooter drills can harm participants' mental health, WESA, August 14.

Active shooter drills have become common in Pittsburgh-area schools but mental health effects remain unknown, Public Source, August 14.

Stop blame game about shootings, cease political uses of tragedy, The Citizen, August 13.

Research on mass shooters, WITF Smart Talk, August 13. Re-posted on NPR.

美德州槍擊案省思 福音如何為罪行氾濫的世界帶來改變?今日神向祂的子民發出的問題, Chinese Christian Tribune (Taiwan), August 13.

School shooters—the-data says, running our kids thru lockdown drills may not be the best plan, KARE-11, August 12.

What are warning signs of mass violence, and what should we do when we see them?, Wisconsin Public Radio, August 12.

Stopping the Mass Shooter: Raising the age to buy assault weapons, Communities Digital News, August 12.

Oprah is right, we have lost our moral center. And we need to find it quick, Patheos, August 12.

The Roy Green Show, Corus Radio Network, August 11.

America changed: Anxiety simmers as mass shootings loom any time, anywhere, Detroit Free Press, August 11. Reprinted Miroir Mag.

How suicide prevention may help stop mass killers before they start shooting, NBC News, August 11.

Trying to understand and prevent mass shootings, San Francisco Examiner, August 11.

GOP legislator on mass violence: We can build a safer future by taking care of each other,, August 11.

Mass shootings and the need for action in Congress, The Signal, August 11.

The making of a mass shooter: What contributes to a killer opening fire on strangers?, August 11. Reprinted New Zealand Herald.

A common trait among mass killers: hatred toward women, New York Times, August 10. Nationally syndicated.

'Modern gun' or weapon of war? Carnage heightens scrutiny of popular, widely available assault rifles, Star Tribune, August 10.

Newsletter: How quickly a mass shooting is old news, Los Angeles Times, August 10.

L'ultra-droite, menace terroriste numéro 1, La Presse, August 10.

Dennis Marek: now those mass shootings are coming in twos and threes, Daily Journal, August 10.

Are researchers asking the right questions to prevent mass shootings?, Science News, August 9.

‘It takes all of us.’ What can you do to address the issue of gun violence?, Centre Daily Times, August 9.

‘Not an ideology — it’s idiocy’: Cleaver is right on guns, but Congress can’t do it all. Kansas City Star, August 9.

Lost in life, El Paso suspect found a dark world online, The Wall Street Journal, August 8.

Dr. Drew answers, Dr. Drew Midday Live on KABC, August 8.

Episode 289: Guns, Hate, and Inaction, Ken Rudin’s Political Junkie, August 8.

Mass shootings and mental illness: a teaching moment?, Medpage, August 8.

Estos 2 criminólogos han estudiado los tiroteos en masa desde 1996: los resultados, El Confidencial, August 8.

Why do we keep having debates about video-game violence? The Conversation, August 8.

Graham: A paradox for gun control proponents,, August 8.

Letters to the Editor: Mass shooters are almost always men. Why don’t we talk about this? Los Angeles Times, August 8.

Researchers studied 163 mass shootings. Here are the four things shooters have in common, KSL News Radio, August 7.

Podcast–opioid overdoses, gun violence and Trump, The Bill Kelly Show AM900 CHML, August 7.

What we’re missing about mass-shootings: Young men are in crisis, Break Point, August 7.

History of the 1990s, Episode 3—Columbine, Curious Cast, August 7.

Daily bulletin: The FBI opened a domestic terror investigation into the Gilroy shooting, The Trace, August 7.

Violence project seeks to shift focus from reaction to prevention in mass shootings, WCCO, August 6.

Mass shootings can be contagious, research shows, NPR, August 6. Nationally syndicated.

What makes a mass shooter?, Wait, There's More, August 6.

Here’s what we know about the suspected gunmen in the El Paso, Dayton shootings, Global News (Canada), August 6.

Sociologist: mass shooters’ common traits offer clues for prevention, Newsy, August 6. Republished on MSN.

Four things most mass shooters have in common, Cheddar, August 6.

Expert on mass shooter warning signs, common traits, WCBI, August 6.

Mental Illness isn’t main driver of mass shootings, experts say, CBS News, August 6.

The Violence Project tracks common traits found in mass shooters, warning signs and how to stop them, CBS News, August 6.

Commonalities found among mass shooters, CBS This Morning, August 6.

The Health 202: Trump blamed mental illness for mass shootings. The reality is more complicated, Washington Post, August 6. Reprinted SFGate.

What will prevent white nationalist attacks?, Yahoo Entertainment, August 6.

The myth of motive in mass shootings, ACE’s Too High News, August 6.

Grievances, access to guns, notoriety associated with shootings, Echo Press, August 6.

Video game makers face backlash after El Paso shooting, CBS News, August 6.

NBC news finds experts believe 24/7 news cycle ‘doesn't help’ deter mass shootings, Accuracy in Media, August 6.

Will focusing on contagion effect’ reduce mass shootings?, AmmoLand Shooting Sports News, August 6.

Study: Media fascination with mass shooters is creating more mass shooters, InfoWars, August 6. Reprinted Summit News.

Cuatro similitudes entre los tiradores masivos y algunas medidas para prevenir sus crímenes, Aleteia, 6 de Agosto.

Preventing violence, The News International, August 6.

Interview with Don Lemon, CNN Tonight, August 5.

Shootings tied to white extremists on rise, workplace shootings more common, NBC7 San Diego, August 5.

Study of mass shootings develops a profile of the mass shooter, KCBS Radio, August 5.

The Violence Project, red flag laws, CA sea cliff erosion (Take Two), KPCC Radio, August 5.

From the UT Tower attack to El Paso: Most mass shooters have four traits in common, KXAN, August 5.

Two shootings, two days: the role Of 8chan, white nationalism, gun proliferation (AirTalk), KPCC Radio, August 5.

What do we know about mass shooters?, MPR News, August 5.

Why many mass shooters are ‘loners’, The Atlantic, August 5. Reprinted Qatar Tribune.

Mass shooters seek ‘validation’ for their murderous attacks, say experts for DOJ, HuffPost, August 5.

The anodyne cruelty of U.S. gun violence, Through The Cracks Newsletter, August 5.

Infancias violentas y fácil acceso a armas: los elementos comunes en los autores de las masacres en EEUU, Infobae, 5 de Agosto.

The Democrats gun-control paradox, Inside Sources, August 5.

More shootings. More helpless, hopeless feelings, Inside Sources, August 5.

Two mass shootings in two days: God’s question for his people today, Christian Post, August 5.

Politicians blame video games for the El Paso shooting. It’s an old claim that’s not backed by research, Washington Post, August 5.

Tiroteos masivos: los expertos dicen que la violencia es contagiosa y que el ciclo de noticias 24/7 no ayuda, Telemundo, 5 de Agosto.

Mass shootings: experts say violence is contagious, and 24/7 news cycle doesn't help, NBC News, August 5.

8chan in the White House, Pod Save America, August 5 (at 1:14:14).

Editorial: Mass shootings, mental health stigma, and flags, The Talbot Spy, August 5.

Different takes: Lessons on how to deal with domestic terrorism from white nationalists, Kaiser Health News, August 5.

What mass shooters have in common, The Jackson Press, August 4.

Another mass shooting is being linked to an online forum where white supremacy thrives, Los Angeles Magazine, August 4.

Minnesota researchers take holistic approach to solving school violence, Campus Security and Life Safety, July 25.

MN researchers roll out revolutionary approach to school safety training, Minnesota Public Radio, July 23.

The stupidity of arming teachers, The Hill, July 10.

Can anything be done to prevent gun violence at work?, MarketWatch, June 27.

Norway terror attack survivor: Shooter wasn't a monster, but 'a human being like us', Star Tribune, June 26.

Aggression detectors: The unproven, invasive surveillance technology schools are using to monitor students, ProPublica, June 25.

How can we prevent workplace shootings? 1a (National Public Radio), June 4.

How your company can help prevent a disgruntled or mentally ill employee from becoming an active shooter, MarketWatch, May 29.

Should invest in mental health,, May 25.

Many campus shootings have similarities. Studying them might prevent more tragedy, researchers say, Philadelphia Inquirer, May 3.

Weekend news, KCBS Radio, April 20.

Experts: Minnesota’s strategy on school gun attacks wrong, Associated Press, March 30.

Partial List: Houston Chronicle, San Francisco Chronicle, U.S. News and World Report.

Current school safety measures aren't enough to prevent shootings, Minnesota Public Radio, March 29.

Our view: School safety: Fund more counselors for students’ emotional health, Mankato Free Press, March 28.

Daily digest: School safety and guns, Minnesota Public Radio, March 28.

Minnesota researchers say we're still getting school safety wrong, Minnesota Public Radio, March 27.

Minnetonka police see sharp drop in mental health crisis calls after taking new training program, Star Tribune, February 22.

One year after Parkland, are Americans equipped to prevent school shootings? MPR News, February 13.

How should we prepare kids for a school shooting? KUOW Public Radio (Seattle), February 4.


$300,000 awarded to research mass shootings in the U.S., Midway Monitor, December 10.

“A problem that’s not going away”, The Oracle, November 16.

Hamline faculty funded for mass shootings research, The Oracle, November 16.

Researchers: Suicidal behavior precedes mass shootings, but no real pattern, WCCO, November 10.

Mass shootings: Pathways to prevention, Fox 9, November 9.

Twin Cities researchers to discuss preliminary results of mass shooting study, Minnesota Public Radio, November 8.

MN researchers' mass shooter database gets federal funding, KARE-11, November 8.

Study could soon bring student researchers face-to-face with mass shooters, KSTP-TV, November 8.

Background interview, Politico, September 21.

Minnetonka police train for mental health crises, Associated Press, September 8.

Partial List: Houston Chronicle, Kansas City Star, Miami Herald, San Francisco Chronicle, U.S. News and World Report.

Minnetonka cops connect with mental health workers to defuse crises, Minnesota Public Radio, September 4.

Examining the R-Model, Minnesota Police Chief, Summer 2018.

Minnetonka police want to connect mental-crisis callers with therapists, Star Tribune, July 31.

Local researchers compile mass shooting database, KARE 11, July 3.

SMART Center is one good solution to Minnesota's crisis-intervention training needs, MinnPost, March 30.

Looking for motives in America's mass shootings, MinnPost, March 9.

Knee-jerk reactions will not prevent shootings, The Chetek Alert, February 28.

Minnesota incident included in 2018 U.S. school-shooting total shouldn't be, police official says, Star Tribune, February 15.


Sandy Hook five years on: more awareness but still too little control, France 24, December 14.

Mass shootings aren't more frequent—but they are deadlier, Associated Press, December 11.

Partial List: ABC News, Chicago Tribune, Fox News, Houston Chronicle, LA Times, Minnesota Public Radio, Newsday, New York Times, San Francisco Chronicle, Seattle Times, St. Louis Post–Dispatch, Washington Post, Yahoo.

Both sides of gun debate wonder how to keep guns from those who shouldn’t have them, Washington Post, November 16.

Minnesota researchers create mass shooting database, Associated Press, October 14.

Partial List: KSTP–TV, Middletown Press, Post Bulletin, Register Citizen, San Francisco Chronicle, Seattle Times, USA Today, U.S. News and World Report, Washington Times, Winona Daily News.

'This shooter is a little different': Hamline professor studies mass shootings, Minnesota Public Radio, October 8.

Mass killers like the Vegas shooter should not be named in news coverage, experts say, Newsweek, October 3.

How a Minnesota program could become a new standard in crisis intervention training, Star Tribune, September 16.

Sonoma County's Morning News with Pat Kerrigan, KSRO 103.5 FM, Santa Rosa, CA, August 24.

Hamline team researches the why behind mass shootings, KARE 11, October 3, 2017,

How common are mass shootings? WCCO, October 2, 2017.

Trying to make sense of mass shootings, KARE 11, October 2, 2017.