‘There Will Be a Next Time’: Representative Rodney Davis was on the field when a gunman opened fire during a congressional baseball practice in June 2017. After last weekend’s shootings, he said his opinion on gun-control legislation remains complicated, but told Elaina Plott that he would support so-called red-flag laws and would “be on a flight to Washington ‘in three hours’ if Speaker Nancy Pelosi called members back” to the capital.
A Different Kind of Fight: An increasing number of voices are now calling for the federal government to treat the threat from white-nationalist terrorists like the threat from Islamist extremists. But as Mike Giglio reports, the U.S. fight against the Islamic State shows how hard extremist ideologies are to root out. And what if, Giglio writes, “the center of an extremist militant ideology is not in some lawless region of the Middle East or South Asia, but in America itself?”
President Donald Trump is greeted by Dayton, Ohio, Mayor Nan Whaley and Senator Sherrod Brown as he arrives at Wright-Patterson Air Force Base before visiting the site of a mass shooting in Dayton.
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My Father’s Gun(Caitlin Flanagan)
“My Japanese rifle is the grandson of the musket: a wooden long gun that needs to be loaded by hand. The guns used in the Dayton and El Paso murders are to 18th-century weapons as a jet is to a buggy. There is no conceivable way that the Founders could have imagined weapons of mass death like these guns in the hands of millions of Americans.” → Read on.
I Found the Outer Limits of My Pro-choice Beliefs(Chavi Eve Karkowsky)
“Usually the discussion of abortion is longer and more wandering. At first, the patient may feel unsure of where she stands. As we talk, she may return to the subject and ask more questions. Conducting this conversation requires as much surgical skill as operating on a pregnant uterus. There is no right answer, only one that is less wrong for each patient. This is an almost impossible conversation—and one that doctors like me must have every day.” → Read on.
The Strategy of Violent White Supremacy Is Evolving(J. M. Berger)
“Deplatforming helped reduce the overall reach of white-supremacist propaganda, but users who migrated to less prominent platforms [including 4chan, 8chan, and Gab] quickly created a pressure-cooker environment where radicalization to violence could take place very quickly, with adherents goading one another into ever more extreme views and actions.” → Read on.