Today in 5 Lines
In the aftermath of the high school shooting in Parkland, Florida, President Trump stressed the need to address mental-health issues, but did not touch on gun laws. Nikolas Cruz, the 19-year-old charged with killing 17 people at the school, made his first appearance in court. The FBI was warned about the alleged shooter in September. The Senate failed to advance a bipartisan immigration deal. During a closed-door meeting with the House Intelligence Committee, former White House chief strategist Steve Bannon refused to answer some of the panel’s questions related to his time at the White House.
Today on The Atlantic
‘They Deserve a Vote’: Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell has prevented even the most popular gun-control proposals from coming to a vote. (James Fallows)
Back in 1996: Here’s why the U.S. doesn’t treat gun violence as a public-health problem. (Sarah Zhang)
Just Words?: On Thursday, President Trump called for increased vigilance to prevent mass shootings. But alerting authorities isn’t always enough. (David A. Graham)
The Once and Future Speaker?: Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi has stuck around longer than any other Democrat or Republican leader. But if she stays on after the midterms, will she hold Democrats back? (Russell Berman)
Why Not AR-15s?: People who are willing to ban porn should be open to discussing further regulation of firearms, argues James Hamblin.
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SnapshotAustin Burden, 17, cries on the shoulder of a friend after a vigil at the Parkland Baptist Church, for the victims of the Wednesday shooting at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School, in Parkland, Florida. Gerald Herbert / AP
What We’re Reading
The Responsibility of a Free People: Gun legislation won’t stop mass shootings like the one in Florida, argues David French. Instead, people
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