publication . Article . 2018

Shooting rampages, mental health, and the sensationalization of violence

MiguelA Faria;
  • Published: 13 Nov 2018
Abstract
Gun violence and, most recently, senseless shooting rampages continue to be sensitive and emotional points of debate in the American media and the political establishment. The United Nations is already set to commence discussing and approving its Small Arms Treaty in March 2013. And following the Newtown, Connecticut tragedy in the United States this past December, American legislators are working frantically to pass more stringent gun control laws in the U.S. Congress. The American media and proponents of gun control assert that the problem lies in the “easy availability of guns” and “too many guns” in the hand of the public. Second Amendment and gun rights adv...
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free text keywords: Editorial, Gun violence, gun control, rampage shooting, media sensationalism, mental health, Second Amendment, Surgery, Clinical Neurology, medicine.medical_specialty, medicine, Computer security, computer.software_genre, computer, Welfare state, Politics, Treaty, Alienation, business.industry, business, Popular culture, Criminal justice, Criminology
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publication . Article . 2018

Shooting rampages, mental health, and the sensationalization of violence

MiguelA Faria;