People are secretly buying handguns on the dark web

"It takes just one gun purchased through the dark web to kill someone and the danger is very real..."

Caroline Brooks-Michigan State • futurity
April 24, 2019 ~4 min

Tags: internet consumers society-and-culture guns

15% fewer homicides in states with universal background checks

Laws that focus on who has guns—rather than gun type—may do more to lower gun-related deaths.

Boston University • futurity
April 1, 2019 ~3 min

Tags: politics death united-states featured society-and-culture health-and-medicine laws crimes guns

How live streaming connects New Zealand attack and ISIS

Live streaming is a tool terrorists use to spread messages of fear, whether they're radical right-wing extremists or members of ISIS, an expert says.

Julian Cardillo-Brandeis • futurity
March 18, 2019 ~1 min

Tags: internet society-and-culture violence terrorism guns

Physician PACs give more money to pro-gun candidates

"This pattern held true even for physician groups that publicly endorsed evidence-based policies to reduce firearm injury."

Mollie Rappe-Brown • futurity
Feb. 24, 2019 ~6 min

Tags: politics physicians society-and-culture health-and-medicine guns

More policing alone can’t stop gun-related deaths

Years lost from fatal gun injuries differ by race, research finds, which suggests interventions need to vary, as well.

Boston University • futurity
Dec. 27, 2018 ~5 min

Tags: death life-expectancy race health-and-medicine laws guns

60% of US children’s deaths in 2016 were preventable

Since 1999, about 4 of every 100,000 US children and teens have died by a gun-related homicide, suicide, or unintended shooting each year.

Kara Gavin-U. Michigan • futurity
Dec. 26, 2018 ~7 min

Tags: teenagers death united-states childrens-health health-and-medicine guns

Why doctors say gun violence is ‘their lane’

"As a physician and a researcher, I know that it doesn't have to be this way."

Mollie Rappe-Brown • futurity
Dec. 6, 2018 ~4 min

Tags: social-media physicians nurses society-and-culture health-and-medicine guns

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