The latest from Pew: Support for gun rights up, perception of gun crime still high (despite lower rates)

Why has public opinion shifted about gun control? As my colleagues at Pew Research Center have documented elsewhere, some of this is related to politics, as Republicans have become far more supportive of gun rights during the Obama years. The rise in support for gun rights has also spanned many other regional and demographic groups. …

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Keeping a low profile is part of avoiding trouble: “Two charged in theft of guns” after they targeted vehicles with pro gun stickers

Carrying a gun is a lifestyle choice. ┬áPart of that lifestyle is being aware of your surroundings and understanding what's going on around you. Every advantage that you give to the bad guys is an opportunity for them to put you, or someone else, into the grave. ┬áThese gun owners put their pride ahead of …

TED Talk from Gary Slutkin: Let’s treat violence like a contagious disease

Found yesterday on Reddit, here's the transcript of a TED talk by Gary Slutkin, a doctor who's traveled the world treating outbreaks and epidemics. I'm a physician trained in infectious diseases, and following my training, I moved to Somalia from San Francisco. And my goodbye greeting from the chief of infectious diseases at San Francisco …

“Obama Says He Hasn’t Given Up On Gun Control” and in other news, Water is wet

The President sat down for some softball questions today on "Good Morning America" http://abcnews.go.com/video/embed?id=30157356 "But the power of NRA and the gun lobby in Congress is formidable," Obama said. "And you know, we're going to keep chipping away at this, but until you get intense public demands for this, it's probably not going to happen …

Opinion polls “debunk” facts now? “New Harvard Research Debunks the NRA’s Favorite Talking Points”

Mother Jones (never known for their journalistic integrity or honesty on the topic of firearms) vomited up this piece of journalistic excrement today: New Harvard Research Debunks the NRA's Favorite Talking Points Surveys drawing on scores of experts reveal a clear consensus against the gun lobby. In it we have the usual uncritical fluff piece …