Guns and Research

Guns are killing people and it’s not the “bad guys” getting killed: more NRA propaganda exposed! http://www.huffingtonpost.com/marvin-meadors/another-nra-myth-exposed-_b_9792082.html

Harvard researchers uncover what happens with US gun laws after mass shootings (not what you might think) http://qz.com/681683/harvard-researchers-uncover-what-happens-with-gun-us-laws-after-mass-shootings/

Think gun violence in America is bad? A new study suggests it’s even worse than we think http://www.ew.com/article/2016/04/28/inside-amy-schumer-gun-show-spoof-video

This may be the best way to measure gun violence in America (using data from ShotSpotter to study gun violence tells us much more then studying fatalities only) https://www.washingtonpost.com/news/the-switch/wp/2016/04/23/this-may-be-the-best-way-to-measure-gun-violence-in-america/

There was a 31 per cent increase in rate of child firearm deaths in Wisconsin from 2008 to 2014 http://www.wccf.org/publication/child-death-toll-wisconsin-children-killed-guns/

Chicago, Washington and Baltimore accounted for more than half of the national increase in homicides between 2014 and 2015 https://www.brennancenter.org/analysis/crime-2015-final-analysis

Nation’s experts on Gun Violence Prevention to meet in Chicago April 16-17 http://www.prweb.com/releases/2016/04/prweb13332677.htm

The program for the above meeting (It looks like a continuing education course.  Very interesting topicshttp://nmcgv.org/wp-content/uploads/2016/01/printed-program.pdf

Nevada women more likely than others to be killed in domestic violence-related shooting, study shows http://www.reviewjournal.com/crime/homicides/nevada-women-more-likely-others-be-killed-domestic-violence-related-shooting-study

Former CDC Leaders say agency could do a lot more to research gun violence http://www.thetrace.org/2016/04/cdc-gun-violence-research-dickey-amendment/

141 Medical groups urge Congress to restore funding for gun violence research http://www.thetrace.org/2016/04/cdc-gun-violence-research-ban-doctors-for-america/

NIH is finding ways to tip-toe around Congress’ restrictions on gun violence research (A contrast with the CDChttp://www.thetrace.org/2016/04/nih-gun-violence-research-congress/

The myth of the rise of female gun ownership http://www.thetrace.org/2016/03/female-gun-ownership-debunked/

Study argues three gun laws to reduce national firearm mortality rates http://dailyfreepress.com/2016/03/15/study-argues-three-gun-laws-to-reduce-national-firearm-mortality-rates/

In US gun control, not all laws are equal: study http://www.dailymail.co.uk/wires/afp/article-3486749/In-US-gun-control-not-laws-equal-study.html

Why this gun control study might be too good to be true  (Hemenway and Webster’s concerns are highlighted) https://www.washingtonpost.com/news/wonk/wp/2016/03/10/why-this-gun-control-study-might-be-too-good-to-be-true/

Targeting the tragedy of kids and guns with better data http://www.latimes.com/opinion/op-ed/la-oe-alcorn-kids-and-guns-20160307-story.html

Rare gun store inspections cast doubt on government tallies on lost and stolen guns (ATF needs more money to be able to do more inspections!) http://www.thetrace.org/2016/03/missing-guns-ffl-arkansas/

A new study solidifies the link between guns and suicide http://www.thetrace.org/2016/03/bethune-cookman-university-students-florida-shootings/

Death threats, harassment, intimidation: The occupational hazards of being a gun violence researcher (Interestingly, the harassment comes from both sides of the issue) http://www.thetrace.org/2015/11/gun-violence-research-threats-harassment/

A huge international study of gun control finds strong evidence that it actually works

Handgun restrictions appear to cut suicide rates

Freebies may be the key to safe storage of guns (Controversial, and not enough research?)

Gun deaths by state political leanings (This is amazing!! Click on the link on the bottom of each page.  The last page is the “punchline”https://www.crowdpac.com/blog/gun-deaths

You’re 25 times more likely to be shot to death in America than any other developed nation

The numbers on arming students show that the risks outweigh the benefits http://www.thetrace.org/2015/11/campus-carry-self-defense-accidental-shootings-research/

 

Access to safer guns is favored by most in US, poll finds http://www.latimes.com/science/sciencenow/la-sci-sn-safer-guns-favored-by-most-20160121-story.html

Study: 1 in 11 in Nevada shopping for guns online can’t legally possess one (How many of these come across the border to California?)  http://www.reviewjournal.com/news/nevada/study-one-11-shopping-guns-online-nevada-cant-legally-possess-one

2016 States most dependent on the gun industry https://wallethub.com/edu/states-most-dependent-on-the-gun-industry/18719/

Instead of arguing about guns on twitter, Neil deGrasse Tyson just laid out the numbers http://www.upworthy.com/instead-of-arguing-about-guns-on-twitter-neil-degrasse-tyson-just-laid-out-the-numbers

Gunfight or Flee: New Study finds no advantage to using a firearm in self-defense situations http://www.thetrace.org/2015/07/defensive-gun-use-armed-with-reason-hemenway/

Gun deaths now outpacing traffic deaths in 21 states, and counting http://www.huffingtonpost.com/entry/guns-deaths-car-deaths_56991b31e4b0ce4964242c47

List of 21 states in this article http://www.huffingtonpost.com/entry/guns-deaths-car-deaths_56991b31e4b0ce4964242c47

A Partisan Culture, not a Gun Culture (some interesting informationhttp://www.huffingtonpost.com/margie-omero/a-partisan-culture-not-a_b_8962236.html

San Bernardino shooting: Majority of voters favor tighter gun control, poll shows (Field Poll – California) http://www.pe.com/articles/percent-791517-gun-voters.html

Majority of voters support next president supporting tighter gun laws :poll (A number of revealing polls. Watch the video, toohttp://www.aol.com/article/2016/01/13/majority-of-americans-support-next-president-pushing-tighter-gun-laws/21296546/

The gap between gun deaths in the US and other advanced nations is getting wider, study finds http://www.thetrace.org/2016/01/bernie-sanders-firearms-market/

15 Statistics that tell the story of gun violence this year http://www.thetrace.org/2015/12/gun-violence-stats-2015/

The CDC just released a new ‘Gun Violence’ study. http://www.thetrace.org/2015/12/cdc-gun-violence-research-wilmington-suicides/

Study finds states with background checks have fewer mass shootings http://www.huffingtonpost.com/entry/background-checks-mass-shootings_5644aab1e4b045bf3dedebfd

More guns, less money:Harvard’s high profile  http://www.thetrace.org/2015/10/harvard-david-hemenway-gun-research-underfunding/cash-strapped firearm research center

What caused the two decade drop in crime rate? Not “good guys with a gun”  (Reasoned analysis.Bottom line = it’s not more guns, but researchers don’t really know the cause)  http://www.thetrace.org/2015/10/lower-crime-rates-not-caused-by-concealed-carry/

Death threats, harassment, intimidation:The occupational hazards of being a gun violence researcher http://www.thetrace.org/2015/11/gun-violence-research-threats-harassment/

The numbers on campus carry show risks outweigh benefits http://www.thetrace.org/2015/11/campus-carry-self-defense-accidental-shootings-research/