Gun culture isn’t just one thing in America

Only a marginal part of American gun culture is political, new research suggests. It documents a mentality called "gun culture 3.0."

Michelle Samuels-Boston U. • futurity
July 22, 2020 ~6 min

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To cut military suicide risk, push safe gun storage?

"We cannot simply wait to know a service member is at high risk for suicide before we encourage safe storage or temporary storage away from home."

Patti Verbanas-Rutgers • futurity
July 14, 2020 ~4 min

Tags: suicide health-and-medicine military guns weapons

Women who own handguns at 35X risk of suicide

In addition, men who own a handgun are 8 times more likely to die of suicide by gun, according to the new study that followed new gun owners for years.

Beth Duff-Brown-Stanford • futurity
June 7, 2020 ~7 min

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Women who own handguns at 35X risk of suicide

In addition, men who own a handgun are 8 times more likely to die of suicide by gun, according to the new study that followed new gun owners for years.

Beth Duff-Brown-Stanford • futurity
June 7, 2020 ~7 min

Tags: death gender suicide featured health-and-medicine guns weapons

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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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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A dash of silicon improves boron carbide body armor

New research marks "a step forward in designing superior body armor that will safeguard against even more powerful firearms during combat."

Texas A&M University • futurity
Jan. 23, 2020 ~5 min

Tags: materials-science safety silicon science-and-technology military weapons

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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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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