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"Trigger Points: Inside the Mission to Stop Mass Shootings in America" by Mark Follman

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Mark Follman is a longtime journalist and the National Affairs Editor for Mother Jones. Since 2012, when he created a first-of-its-kind public database of mass shootings, his various investigations into gun violence have been honored with numerous awards. His new book is "Trigger Points: Inside the Mission to Stop Mass Shootings in America."

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