Laws That Bit The Bullet: A Review of Legislative Responses to School Shootings

@article{Schildkraut2014LawsTB,
  title={Laws That Bit The Bullet: A Review of Legislative Responses to School Shootings},
  author={Jaclyn Schildkraut and Tiffany Cox Hernandez},
  journal={American Journal of Criminal Justice},
  year={2014},
  volume={39},
  pages={358-374}
}
The recent mass shooting at Sandy Hook Elementary School in Newtown, Connecticut sparked an immediate discourse calling for a review of gun control legislation. However, this discourse was not new; rather, it was one that routinely follows this type of tragedy. In the wake of school shootings such as Columbine, Virginia Tech, and Jonesboro, a similar discourse appeared which prompted policymakers to introduce a number of pieces of legislation aimed at more efficient firearms regulation. While a… 

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