Guns and Research

Guns are killing people and it’s not the “bad guys” getting killed: more NRA propaganda exposed!

Harvard researchers uncover what happens with US gun laws after mass shootings (not what you might think)

Think gun violence in America is bad? A new study suggests it’s even worse than we think

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)

There was a 31 per cent increase in rate of child firearm deaths in Wisconsin from 2008 to 2014

Chicago, Washington and Baltimore accounted for more than half of the national increase in homicides between 2014 and 2015

Nation’s experts on Gun Violence Prevention to meet in Chicago April 16-17

The program for the above meeting (It looks like a continuing education course.  Very interesting topics

Nevada women more likely than others to be killed in domestic violence-related shooting, study shows

Former CDC Leaders say agency could do a lot more to research gun violence

141 Medical groups urge Congress to restore funding for gun violence research

NIH is finding ways to tip-toe around Congress’ restrictions on gun violence research (A contrast with the CDC

The myth of the rise of female gun ownership

Study argues three gun laws to reduce national firearm mortality rates

In US gun control, not all laws are equal: study

Why this gun control study might be too good to be true  (Hemenway and Webster’s concerns are highlighted)

Targeting the tragedy of kids and guns with better data

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!)

A new study solidifies the link between guns and suicide

Death threats, harassment, intimidation: The occupational hazards of being a gun violence researcher (Interestingly, the harassment comes from both sides of the issue)

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”

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


Access to safer guns is favored by most in US, poll finds

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?)

2016 States most dependent on the gun industry

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

Gun deaths now outpacing traffic deaths in 21 states, and counting

List of 21 states in this article

A Partisan Culture, not a Gun Culture (some interesting information

San Bernardino shooting: Majority of voters favor tighter gun control, poll shows (Field Poll – California)

Majority of voters support next president supporting tighter gun laws :poll (A number of revealing polls. Watch the video, too

The gap between gun deaths in the US and other advanced nations is getting wider, study finds

15 Statistics that tell the story of gun violence this year

The CDC just released a new ‘Gun Violence’ study.

Study finds states with background checks have fewer mass shootings

More guns, less money:Harvard’s high profile 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)

Death threats, harassment, intimidation:The occupational hazards of being a gun violence researcher

The numbers on campus carry show risks outweigh benefits