22 August 2019

Like previous mass shootings, El Paso and Dayton policy momentum is fading


It’s been more than two weeks since the horrific mass shootings in El Paso and Dayton, and unfortunately the familiar post-shooting pattern is already emerging. As the memorial flowers wither, the initial policy momentum is slowing appreciably and the national conversation, so focused on action immediately after the attacks, is already moving on to other themes. I am familiar with this pattern because I saw it emerge after the mass shooting in San Bernardino, California, one of the largest [...]