“What perpetrators of terrorist attacks turn out to often have in common more than any particular religion or ideology, are histories of domestic violence.” Indeed, this was true for James Hodgkinson, the man who opened fire on a GOP baseball practice. From Jane Mayer in The New Yorker: The link between domestic violence and mass shootings.

+ From NY Mag: What mass killers really have in common.

+ “We know, as always, that no one law could prevent a shooting like this. But we also know that we must acknowledge a problem: an unacceptable rate of gun violence in this country.” Gabrielle Giffords: We need courage to face our gun-safety problem now.

+ Steve Scalise is still listed in critical condition and is facing a third surgery.