Tag: #gunviolence

How Many Guns Were Within 1,000 Feet of Schools in Baltimore in 2018?

Modern software programs allow you to analyze spatial data quite easily, but it may be hard to replicate what you did without a detailed how-to manual and instructions you write as you go. Programming languages such as R and others allow you to write code and comments in that code, so it will be easy to follow what you did and reproduce it time after time.

How Can You Argue With Logic Like That?

I made the mistake the other day of engaging someone on Facebook about arming teachers. She argued for the arming of schoolteachers because… Well, see her rationale: “My question to you is why do we guard money insured by the fdic with guns and not our children? Our politicians (even anti gun ones) are guarded by personnel with guns. Why…

Is Gun Violence the Symptom or the Disease?

According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), there are about 33,500 firearm deaths each year in the United States. There are also within those about 21,300 suicides by firearm each year in the United States. That’s over 50,000 a lot of people each year whose lives are ended by firearms. (Edit: I corrected the numbers. See the comment by…

Imagine This, but with Guns…

One of the most common counter-arguments from people who oppose any form of gun control is that people will kill people with other “tools” if guns are not around. They’ll say that guns are just “tools” and that it’s the “bad” person holding the gun who has a say in whether or not someone will get killed with a gun.…

Yes, gun violence is a public health problem

I’ve come to expect a certain degree of professionalism and competence from people with the letters “MD” after their name. I’ll give “RNs” and “PAs” a pass most of the time. But physicians? They’re in school longer than some people live, so why is it that some of them get so many medical and public issues so — in my opinion — wrong?

Here’s the story of one such doctor…

Gun violence as a virus

This post is about Public Health, Gun Violence, the Second Amendment, and a couple of other things. Walk away now if you feel that this is something you can’t stomach. You’ve been warned. There is an interesting thread going on right now on LinkedIn. It was started off as a blog post in which the author compared gun violence to…