The school shooting in Parkland, Florida has raised the question of whether mass attacks on schools are getting more frequent, and more deadly. If one were only to follow the press coverage of the issue, then the impression would be that schools are more prone to shootings than ever. But the research says that's just not so.
The Illinois Supreme Court overturned a state law banning the carrying of a firearm within 1000 feet of a public park. The court argued the 1000 foot ban essentially made it illegal for gun owners to carry their properly licensed firearms inside the city of Chicago, and for that matter, wide sections of the entire state: