By Brad Polumbo writing for Newsweek
This isn't just gross political brinksmanship in the midst of tragedy. It's not just ensuring that we don't find a solution that works for everyone. It's actually exacerbating the problem. We could meaningfully decrease gun violence if both sides were simply willing to give up their cheap rhetoric. How do I know this? Because according to the American Psychological Association, the individuals who become mass shooters are often directly seeking the media infamy we continue to grant them.