For skeptics who think that gun laws don’t make a difference, consider what happened in Missouri and Connecticut. After tightening gun laws, firearm homicide rates dropped 40% in Connecticut. And after Missouri eased gun laws, gun homicide rates rose 25%.
More Americans have died from guns since 1970 than in all the wars in US history. In the wake of another mass shooting, let's look carefully at what reasonable steps we can take to reduce gun deaths. We can't end gun violence, but we can reduce it.
Excellent piece by Kristof on How to Reduce Shootings . Let's stop talking past each other and do something.
An incredibly smart reframing of gun debate from , who argues we should treat guns like automobiles.
How to Reduce Shootings: Excellent, data-driven analysis by NYT's Nicholas Kristof.
Opinion: Only in the U.S. do we suffer mass shootings with regularity. How to reduce gun violence:
This chart is maddening. Republicans, can we at least STUDY gun violence? (h/t at )
With 17 dead in a Florida school shooting, we will mourn. But we should do more than grieve: We should act to reduce gun deaths--more Americans have died from guns since 1970 than in all the wars in our history. My November piece about what we can do
We don’t have to resign ourselves to shooting after shooting. Here’s a public health approach to guns that would save lives.
The most well-thought out treatise you'll read this week on how to reduce gun shootings by . Stat: In a typical year, more preschoolers are shot dead in America (about 75) than police officers are. #GunSafety #ReduceGunViolence
Opinion: Only in the U.S. do we suffer such mass shootings so regularly. How to reduce gun violence:
More Americans have died from guns since 1970 than in all wars in US history. Time for a new approach: Thread 1/10
. has a graphic column explaining how we can reduce shootings
More Americans have died from guns, including suicides, since 1970 (~1.4 million) than in all the wars going back to the Revolutionary War (~1.3 million). America’s private arsenal is 6x more lethal than Canada’s, and 30x worse than Australia’s.
In Opinion “Cars kill about as many people as guns, and we don’t ban them! No, but automobiles are actually a model for the public health approach I’m suggesting,” writes .
A Public Health approach based on the evidence: fewer guns, fewer shootings. How to Reduce Shootings via
Nick Kristof presented a lot of data and ideas after the church shooting in Texas last November; here's that in-depth piece, updated to note the carnage in Florida.
A good time to repost amazing NYTimes piece on sensible, small gun regulations. It's the only list I've mentioned where conservatives I know shrugged and said "maybe" instead of the reliable "no" to every possible gun regulation idea.
Nick Kristof makes the case for a public health approach to how we handle guns, much like how we approach cars. It would include things like universal background checks, a ban on bump stocks, and rules to prevent people below age 21 from buying a gun.
Since Trump isn’t talking about gun safety, here are some common sense ideas that would chip away at gun deaths and that have popular support. E.g. 93 percent even of gun households support universal background checks
Provocative, thoughtful, important piece by ⁦⁩ on reframing gun violence as a public health issue (away from an absolutist, all-or-nothing rights issue) and regulating both guns and those who would have access to them.
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This piece from highlights key aspects of the public health approach, including research from David Hemenway. "Automobiles are a reminder that we can chip away at a large problem through a public health approach."
Some incredible work by the NYTimes... as usual.
Our will keep updating this, and I'll keep tweeting it, until someone in the position to do so manages a response deeper than thoughts and prayers.
It's a blockheaded line of reasoning that altogether misses the point. Nick Kristof dismantles it in the opening of this excellent (recently republished) piece.
For skeptics who think that gun laws don’t make a difference, consider what happened in two states, Missouri and Connecticut. In 1995, Connecticut tightened licensing laws, while in 2007 Missouri eased gun laws.
No! Hawaii has tight gun laws and lowest gun death rate in US. Alaska has loose gun laws & highest gun death rate
"In a typical year, more pre-schoolers are shot dead in America (about 75) than police officers are."
My new graphic column in response to Texas: How to Reduce Shootings (The NRA will be seething)
For skeptics who think that gun laws don’t make a difference, consider what happened in Missouri and Connecticut. After tightening gun laws, firearm homicide rates dropped 40% in Connecticut. And after Missouri eased gun laws, gun homicide rates rose 25%.
For skeptics who think that gun laws don’t make a difference, consider what happened in Missouri and Connecticut. After tightening gun laws, firearm homicide rates dropped 40% in Connecticut. And after Missouri eased gun laws, gun homicide rates rose 25%.
Conservatives and liberals overwhelmingly agree on background checks for gun sales, bans on purchases by violent and mentally ill. Not a political issue; a safety issue.
. with a gun-safety analogy that has always interested me. (1 of many informative charts in this piece)
'Only 1.6% of US gun deaths are from self-defence. The more guns, the looser the law, the more deaths' charts
As I read opinion piece about better regulations for guns, I wondered this exact thing. And then, boom.
Interested in US gun stats? has put together an impressive data package
Opinion | How to Reduce Shootings - The New York Times People say ‘gun laws won’t make our country safer- bad guys will still get guns.’ Please read this 2017 NYT piece that compares the gun and auto industries. Lives can be saved thru smart regulation.
‼️MUST READ from the about treating gun violence as a public health crisis
We need research on best steps forward. Congress blocks money for gun violence research, as this chart shows. 9/10
Most gun deaths are suicides, followed by murders. Mass shootings and self-defense make up a tiny share. 5/10
Only in the U.S. do we suffer such mass shootings so regularly. How to reduce gun violence
There has been yet another mass shooting, this time in Virginia Beach, with 11 dead. Here's how we can reduce this toll of gun deaths--if we only have the political will
It's appalling that we acquiesce in shooting after shooting without learning lessons and taking serious action. My piece on how to reduce shootings, still sadly relevant
. of : Let's try a public health strategy to reduce gun violence.
Here’s the blunt, damning truth: Friday’s school shooting was 100 percent predictable, writes
In 2017, wrote about how to reduce gun violence: "A sensible, politically feasible set of public health steps could over time reduce firearm deaths in America by one-third – or more than 10,000 lives saved each year."
Here’s the blunt, damning truth: Friday’s school shooting was 100 percent predictable, writes
and Bill Marsh partner on this epic solutions piece: "How to Reduce Shootings"
If you’re trying to make sense of gun violence and gun laws, this article by is a good place to start. Things need to change. We can save lives by using common sense.
Every time there's a mass shooting, I recommend this from How to Reduce Shootings
Candidates in the #DemDebate are discussing gun control. "Let’s not just shed tears for the dead, give somber speeches and lower flags. Let’s get started and save lives," wrote.
From November: on steps we can take to reduce mass shootings
Wow, I am a strong 2nd amendment supporter and this is a very fact-driven and fair opinion piece by .
Inevitably, predictably, fatefully, another mass shooting breaks our hearts. This time, it is a school shooting in Texas, writes .
"a sensible, politically feasible set of public health steps could over time reduce firearm deaths in America by one-third. So let’s not just shed tears for the dead, give somber speeches and lower flags. Let’s get started and save lives."
From : "Let’s not just shed tears for the dead, give somber speeches and lower flags. Let’s get started and save lives."
"So let’s not just mourn the dead, let’s not just lower flags & make somber speeches. Let’s also learn lessons from these tragedies..." (rightfully) suggests that we try a new approach to reducing gun violence — a public health strategy
"Let’s not just shed tears for the dead, give somber speeches and lower flags. Let’s get started and save lives." with the data and the path forward
This piece on gun deaths by contains tons of very interesting #dataviz by Bill Marsh:
How to Reduce Shootings: a basic, easy guide that has nothing to do with "taking guns away"
The inimitable @'s piece on reducing #gunviolence deserves more than a revisit. If you read anything about mass shootings today, make sure it's this.
Startling little research on guns - a uniquely American epidemic
Amazing piece: How to Reduce Shootings via
Public health approach says w/data: “More Americans have died from gun violence, including suicides, since 1970 (about 1.4 million) than in all the wars in American history going back to the Revolutionary War (about 1.3 million).” via
Statistics and solutions in this visual essay, "How to Reduce Shootings," by . "What would a public health approach look like for guns if it were modeled after cars?"
A sensible but challenging way forward to increase gun safety and reduce gun violence from . What if we start by making it a public heath issue?
worth sharing again and again. and very pithy today: How to Reduce Shootings
Very sensible from How to Reduce Shootings
Signing off now on guns. It's hopeless. I met people at a recent gun debate I did who wouldn't care if it was 400,000 or 4 million people killed by guns each year (it's 40,000). They love guns. See this thoughtful and balanced analysis by
“Let’s not just shed tears for the dead, give somber speeches and lower flags. Let’s get started and save lives." By far, the most comprehensive and pragmatic read a best approach to common sense gun reform by c:
How to Reduce Shootings <<< God help me, I actually agree with a lot of the analysis and remedies in this piece by . Both sides are currently letting the perfect be the enemy of the good.
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A gun violence article that reaches across the aisle with comprehensive data, including oft-overlooked issues including what's actually talked about in gun training and what types of gun control are supported on both sides; brilliant work by
Great op-ed on public health approach to reducing mass shootings in USA Major research priority:
How to Reduce Shootings #GunSafety Interested in saving lives? Simple and effective #PublicHealth measures
A question that continued to pop up in my MPH program- should gun control be addressed as a public health issue? Definitely worth the read.
If you haven't read this, please do.
Here are evidence-based, politically feasible steps we could take to reduce gun deaths in the US 4/10
Gun violence is not hopeless. Evidence-based steps could reduce toll by 1/3—that’s 10,000 lives saved/year. 10/10
. has written the most thoughtful and fact-based analysis of gun violence that I've read so far:
There’s agreement on steps forward: 93% of gun-owners support universal background checks. 8/10
We should treat guns as we do cars, where public health model has resulted in huge declines in deaths: 3/10
More Americans have died from guns since 1970 than in all wars in US history. Great work by .
Here's my policy wonk piece on how to reduce shootings in the US. My take is that serious policy could reduce gun deaths by about one-third, or 12,000 fewer deaths a year.
Glad the New York Times has republished this
“I’m more interested in just re-Tweeting articles, trying to spread the word.” Especially “If I see something really sensible” using platform to spread great piece #AxeFiles on
Bunch of good stuff here
There is, says , “a scandalous lack of research on gun violence”
This is one of the better pieces on gun safety and reducing shootings you’ll see. makes so much sense here.
With newest school shooting in Parkland, Florida, resposting this common-sense guide: How to Reduce Shootings, from
One of countless explanations for gun deaths in America: "There's a shocking lack of research on guns"
MUST READ: More than 1,600 mass shootings have taken place in the U.S. since the Sandy Hook massacre & DC does NOTHING via
A data-view of guns in the USA
framing the issues effectively is key: making the public health argument for gun safety (vs gun control)
“Liberal Approach is Ineffective. Use a Public Health Approach Instead.” ?? All are proposals liberals support.
I don't agree with all of this, but the graphics are rather good. And telling.
A year after the Parkland massacre, we remain as vulnerable to guns as ever, in a way that other advanced countries aren't. I wrote this piece about modest, sensible steps we could take to reduce the carnage in 2017--but tragically it's still relevant.
How to reduce shootings in the #US v :Let’s advocate for these solutions & save lives. cc
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How to Reduce Shootings: Fewer Guns = Fewer Deaths, by (2017) via #gunviolence #guncontrol
How to Reduce Shootings. Not radical, but a good start.
Opinion | How to Reduce Shootings - ⁦⁩ ⁦
Some common sense about how to reduce gun deaths, by #VirginiaBeach
MUST READ: More than 1,600 mass shootings have taken place in the U.S. since the Sandy Hook massacre & DC does NOTHING via
Read this now. It's a different and important approach. How to Reduce Shootings
There are many good ways of reducing gun deaths in the US Arming teachers is definitely *not* one of them
Concrete suggestions. #SAHElaw
"So let’s not just shed tears for the dead, give somber speeches and lower flags. Let’s get started and save lives."
How to Reduce Shootings . Thanks for good data. Govt ignoring data = dereliction of duty & moral failing
How to Reduce Shootings - The New York Times. WTF. Are they mad?
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How to Reduce Shootings: Shift argument from "gun control" to "gun safety." Excellent piece with interesting data
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Gun laws don’t make a difference? After tightening gun laws, firearm homicide rates dropped 40% in Connecticut. And after Missouri eased gun laws, gun homicide rates rose 25%. via #stopkillingchildren
Underemphasized point: "Although it is mass shootings that get our attention, they are not the main cause of loss of life. Much more typical is a friend who shoots another, a husband who kills his wife – or, most common of all, a man who kills himself."
“One of the lessons of gun research is that we often focus just on firearms themselves, when it may be more productive to focus on who gets access to them.”
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When Nicholas Kristof uses the stat of "Gun deaths" he's including suicide right? Cause all his policy recommendations collapse if that's the case. How to Reduce Shootings
Powerful article on gun violence/gun safety
This is willful journalistic malpractice: in a post titled "How to Reduce Shootings?", doesn't mention the Drug War once, which the FBI cites as the source for ~80% of US shootings. Ending it would rapidly cut shootings _by half_, yet not one word
For today. Fabulous piece by ' & Bill Marsh.
The grim statistics of #guns in the USA. Since 1970, more Americans have died from gun violence (about 1.4 million) than in all the wars in American history going back to the Revolutionary War (about 1.3 million). #GunControlNow #NRABloodMoney
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Let's talk about gun safety. How to Reduce Shootings