Adam Lankford

University of Alabama

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Professor of Criminal Justice at the University of Alabama and author of the forthcoming book, The Myth of Martyrdom: What Really Drives Suicide Bombers, Rampage Shooters and other Self-Destructive Killers

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The National Rifle Association today  broke the silence  it's maintained since last week's elementary-school massacre in Connecticut.

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