A Shotgun in Our House
School shooters transition from imagination to preparation.
if it moves, kill it. If it doesn’t, burn it.
Faces of Death
Rampage: The Social Roots of School Shootings
You don’t have to like schoolbut you do have to go
How did he alone become so deviant?
John Fischer is a writer and marketing consultant living in Brooklyn. He has, on thin professional pretenses, commuted to Disney World, attended the Sturgis Motorcycle Rally, and toured the convenience store chains of the tri-state area. His essays have appeared in The Atlantic, Tin House, Guernica, The Sun, and elsewhere. Find him at www.johnbfischer.com and twitter.com/loadedquestions.
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I debated for a long time whether I would describe sex with Reese. I didn’t know if I could stand knowing that it might turn some readers on, that it could sustain their fantasies about underage girls. Some of you have come to this essay for the sex, whether you’d admit to it or not.