Marshall Project Originals
Would a Death Sentence Help The Parkland Families Heal?
Outrage around the school shooter’s sentence reveals tensions between what some victims’ families want and the justice system’s limits.
How Gun Policy Is Scrambling to Keep Up With Gun Culture
Legislators are cracking down on gun advertisements, “ghost guns” and more. Can these efforts spur real change on gun violence?
Less Than Zero Tolerance
After Parkland, Sante Fe shootings, policies meant to protect schools may lead to some misguided arrests
I Was Too Young to Own a Gun
“I take full responsibility for my actions. I killed a man. Still, I can’t help but wonder what would have happened if we’d met just a few years later...if I didn’t have a gun.”
What's Terrorism? Depends on Who, and When, You Ask
The definition of terrorism varies by jurisdiction and has morphed over time.
What it’s Like to be a Cop Involved in a Mass Shooting
“It keeps replaying on a loop: you smell it and see it and hear it.”