States with gun license laws have 56% fewer mass shootings

In states with gun licensing laws that require an in-person application and giving fingerprints, there are fewer fatal mass shootings.

Johns Hopkins University • futurity
March 6, 2020 ~7 min

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Gun owners don’t actually sleep better

Gun owners aren't sleeping better or feeling happier than others, according to a study that contradicts claims that guns provide a sense of safety and empowerment.

Andy Ober-U. Arizona • futurity
Feb. 5, 2020 ~7 min

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Some kids in rural areas start carrying handguns as early as 12

Roughly one-third of boys and 1 in 10 of girls in rural communities have carried a handgun and many started as early as the sixth grade, researchers say.

U. Washington • futurity
Jan. 28, 2020 ~5 min

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38% of mass shooters have committed domestic violence

New research on the overlap between domestic violence and mass shootings suggests firearm restrictions could help prevent these tragedies.

Caroline Brooks-Michigan State • futurity
Jan. 24, 2020 ~4 min

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Even around kids, many gun owners don’t lock up firearms

A survey of gun owners at a firearm safety event shows that an alarming number don't lock their guns up safely—even in the presence of children.

U. Washington • futurity
Jan. 10, 2020 ~5 min

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Teen brains don’t react to all movie violence the same way

How do teen brains react to movie violence? It depends on whether the violence is justified or not, according to new research.

Michael Rozansky-Penn • futurity
Dec. 11, 2019 ~8 min

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System uses video from 3 phones to find shooters

A new system can locate shooters through video and audio from 3 smartphones, which could help protect human rights workers and journalists.

Byron Spice-Carnegie Mellon • futurity
Nov. 20, 2019 ~5 min

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7 questions parents should ask before kids go on playdates

Just 1 in 4 parents have gotten questions about safety issues from another parent before a playdate, a new poll suggests. Here's what to ask.

U. Michigan • futurity
Oct. 21, 2019 ~7 min

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Funding for child gun death research is 30X too low

The mismatch between child firearm deaths and funding to investigate the issue may help explain why such deaths among young people have climbed, say researchers.

Kara Gavin-U. Michigan • futurity
Oct. 14, 2019 ~7 min

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The gun death epidemic is getting worse

"What we can see is a worsening epidemic of firearm mortality that is geographically and demographically broad..."

Kara Gavin-U. Michigan • futurity
Oct. 10, 2019 ~6 min

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