Gun control

The deadliest city: Behind Chicago’s segregated shooting sprees

While its homicide rate is not the highest in the U.S., Chicago has consistently had more total killings than any other U.S. city — with 27 people killed since the beginning of the month.

Why it matters: Racial segregation, wealth inequality, gangs and the inability of law enforcement to solve crimes have fueled the gun violence epidemic — and a handful of minority, impoverished neighborhoods have received the brunt of the impact.

Data: Chicago Police Department via Chicago Data Portal, U.S. Census Bureau American Community Survey 2016, 5-year estimates. Notes: Homicide data is from Jan. 1, 2001 through July 31, 2018; income data from 2016 was not available for Census Tract 804, so 2015 data was used. Graphic: Harry Stevens/Axios

The Parkland generation has huge plans for this fall

Former Marjory Stoneman Douglas students Emma Gonzalez and David Hogg, in Newtown, Conn., yesterday. Photo: Steve LeVine/Axios

Six months after the school shooting in Parkland, Fla., some of the surviving students are only becoming more organized and more ambitious — ringleaders of a vocal, demanding, tech-savvy strata of their generation.

Why they matter: This looks a lot like the '60s. The students aren't much younger — and some are the same age — as the Kent State shooting victims of 1970. They're smart, snarky in a witty way, and — like the Woodstock generation — wise for their age. But they seem a lot less self-destructive.