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In top news this week, a police officer in Brooklyn Center, northwest of Minneapolis, fatally shot a man during a traffic stop Sunday afternoon, inflaming already raw tensions between police and community members in the midst of the Derek Chauvin trial.

And rather than federal gun control laws, write researchers Zach Lang and Jennifer Selin, policies that focus on violence prevention at the community or individual levels may be more effective at preventing mass shooting deaths.

The Gov1 Team
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Researchers: Community violence prevention initiatives effective at curbing mass shootings
By Zach Lang and Jennifer Selin 
A new analysis suggests that Americans who want to make mass shootings less frequent and deadly may want to think beyond gun control legislation
How community policing prevents crime: What we can learn from police history
By Richard Arrington 
The same events and conditions that led to crime epidemics in the past are occurring now
Mass shootings are rare – firearm suicides are much more common, and kill more Americans
By Lacey Wallace 
23,941 people intentionally killed themselves with a gun in 2019
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By Rachel Engel 
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