Magazine October 30, 2017, Issue

Less Gun Violence without New Gun Laws

Attendees flee the Route 91 Harvest country-music festival in Las Vegas, Nev., October 21, 2017. (David Becker/Getty Images)
It’s possible

The violence that besieged a Las Vegas concert earlier this month is almost incomprehensible. Almost 60 died, and hundreds more were injured, as a deranged gunman rained bullets down on them from 32 stories up and 400 yards away.

Following an incident such as this, there are always two questions we must ask. First, how could we have stopped this specific tragedy from happening? And second, how can we address the broader problem of American gun violence in a way that will be both effective and consistent with the Second Amendment?

The first question is a difficult one this time. As of

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