James Alan Fox is the Lipman Family Professor of Criminology, Law, and Public Policy at Northeastern University and the author of Violence and Security on Campus: From Preschool Through College (Praeger, 2010).
His article in The Chronicle of Higher Education discusses the myths about mass shootings and was published before the decrees were issued. His research addresses the steps advocated by President Obama and finds them inadequate and unnecessary. His study even finds my solution of an armed citizenry insufficient, in that these killers are ready to die and end their miserable existence and take as many with them as possible. They choose the “gun free zones” to allow them to murder as many people as possible before the police arrive and then, in most cases, kill themselves.