In just the past four months, the United States has seen three of the deadliest mass shootings in its modern history. The latest this week at a high school in Florida killed at least 17 people and left more than a dozen injured. Between the rampage attacks that grab national headlines, local media frequently brings reports of gun homicides that leave communities reeling. 

As part of our ongoing coverage of the country’s gun violence crisis, we’re interested in how Americans process the kinds of stories that fill our reporting. 

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