Simplifying Science

Florida School Shooting Suspect's AR-15 Was Legally Obtained

Two years ago, together with Adam Winkler, I wrote an editorial about delaying the legal age for gun purchase based upon science: because we know that the brain is not fully mature until at least the mid-late 20's (and probably later for many), impulsive behaviors often trump the ability to make the best long-term, consequential decisions. This fact, we concluded, should inform gun laws.  READ MORE