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It’s been 15 years since Eric Harris and Dylan Klebold committed their attack on Columbine high school, and “Columbine changed everything” has become a common refrain. It’s certain that a lot did change — no more would containment be an acceptable tactic while gunfire continued unabated inside that perimeter — but more can be done to prevent similar tragedies in the future. In this special report, we present a series of columns from a number of our contributors, as well as links to news and features posted to the site in the past decade and a half. - Full Story
Unlike Adam Lanza at Sandy Hook Elementary School in Connecticut, or James Holmes at a movie theater in Colorado, or Jared Loughner outside an Arizona shopping center, Eric Harris and Dylan Klebold did not have discernable psychiatric diagnoses - Full Story
There are some words that chill the heart. They become descriptors of other events and a standard by which evil and destruction are measured. Pearl Harbor set us off to war. Nine-eleven reordered our government. - Full Story
Security experts say the sad truth is that there is probably no practical way of preventing members of the armed forces or civilian employees from carrying guns onto big installations like Fort Hood - Full Story
There are lessons to be learned from the murderous rampage this week at Fort Hood, but far too many people have failed to learn them before, and I’m not confident this tragedy will enlighten them either - Full Story