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America’s unique, enduring gun problem, explained (VOX)


America’s unique, enduring gun problem, explained – By Nicole Narea, Li Zhou, and Ian Millhiser (VOX) / Aug 29, 2023

The factors that lead to tragedies like the UNC-Chapel Hill shooting are deeply ingrained in US politics, culture, and law.

A grad student accused of shooting and killing a faculty member at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill on August 28 has been arrested and charged with first-degree murder and possessing a gun on an education property.

The faculty member was the grad student’s adviser, Zijie Yan, an associate professor in the department of Applied Physical Sciences. It’s not yet clear what the shooter’s motivation may have been. Police are still searching for the weapon used in the attack and have not determined whether it was obtained legally.

It’s one of dozens of school shootings this year alone, and comes just after another high-profile shooting in Jacksonville, Florida, where the shooter appeared to first try to target Edward Waters University, a historically Black university, before opening fire at Black victims in a Dollar General store instead.

This kind of violence is unique to the US and should not be normalized.

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