On December 14, 2012, after shooting his mother, 20-year-old Adam Lanza shot and killed 20 children and 6 employees at Sandy Hook Elementary School in Newtown, Connecticut. In the wake of the Newtown shootings, there has been considerable discussion about gun violence. What is conspicuously absent from these discussions, however, is the fact that just seeing guns can increase aggression.
Article InformationCorresponding Author: Brad J. Bushman, PhD, School of Communication, The Ohio State University, 3127 Derby Hall, 154 N Oval Mall, Columbus, OH 43210 (firstname.lastname@example.org).
Published Online: October 21, 2013. doi:10.1001/jamapediatrics.2013.3824.
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