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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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 …

Reason gets it right again: How to Count the Defensive Uses of Guns

Reason's always been pro-gun and a source for rational discourse when it comes to debunking the various flawed arguments gun control proponents come up with.  They have a new article out addressing the many issues with the antigun tactic of "driving the numbers down" for Defensive Gun Uses: Stringent gun control advocates are fond of underestimating the possible importance …