As policy director for The Safe Tennessee Project, I was asked by a public policy class at Vandy to participate in a discussion on gun policy. – In the interest of providing citations for my responses, below are a series of topics from the discussion and my responses (with hyperlinks) as well as additional information that may be helpful to the students.Read more
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Gun violence research should be peer-reviewed and rely on verifiable facts What happens when it isn’t?
The NRA relies heavily on research conducted by economist John Lott. But, Lott’s research is not peer-reviewed, and his most notable publication has been questioned by researchers from both sides of the gun policy debate. A little over a decade ago, he was disgraced and his career was in tatters. Not only was Lott’s assertion that more guns leads toRead more
by Mike Brunker and Polly DeFrank (excerpted from MSNBC.com) There are at least 554 reasons to ask whether American children are safer from gun violence today than they were three years ago, when the unthinkable happened at Sandy Hook Elementary School. That’s how many kids under the age of 12 have died from gunshots — both intentional and accidental — sinceRead more