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Mass Murders and Mental Health: The Elephant Gun in America's Living Room

Mass Murders and Mental Health: The Elephant Gun in America's Living Room
After mass shootings, like the ones these past weeks in Las Vegas, Seattle and Santa Barbara, the national conversation often focuses on mental illness. So what do we actually know about the connections between mental illness, mass shootings and gun violence overall?
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Lois Beckett
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Father of UCSB Shooting Victim's Heartfelt Call for Gun Control

Father of UCSB Shooting Victim's Heartfelt Call for Gun Control
Christopher Michael-Martinez was one of the 7 killed by Elliot Rodger, the UCSB student who went on a mass-murdering rampage this past week. Richard Martinez has made a heartfelt call for something to be done...
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Examining White Privilege and Mental Health in Middle Class Suburbia

As the unraced universal subject, white people are simply unaccustomed to being explicitly identified as white. For many, the tired colorblind party line of white privilege means that just talking about race is racist. Universal means normal, and even the most heinous white criminals (Gacy, Bundy, Dahmer, and the list goes on) are humanized by a back story of psychoanalysis, cable TV biopics, books, and pop culture reportage.
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