Universal background checks really do cut gun deaths

"...the truth is that we have a pretty good grasp at what's going on. People who shouldn't have access to guns are getting access."

Jessica Colarossi-Boston University • futurity
Aug. 7, 2019 ~4 min

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Why fatal shootings result in more arrests

"With respect to preventing gun violence, an arrest in a nonfatal shooting is every bit as important as an arrest in a fatal shooting."

Karen Kemp-Duke • futurity
Aug. 1, 2019 ~3 min

Tags: death society-and-culture crimes police-officers guns weapons

Experts list 26 urgent questions about child firearm injuries

Firearm injuries kill more American children and teens than anything else, except automobile crashes. There's an urgent need for research.

Kara Gavin-U. Michigan • futurity
June 11, 2019 ~8 min

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Are really tiny tools what make humans special?

The tiny stone tools of our prehistoric ancestors were like the disposable razor blades or paperclips of today—pervasive, easy to make, and easily replaced.

Carol Clark-Emory • futurity
March 19, 2019 ~11 min

Tags: stone hunting featured science-and-technology weapons hands stone-tools

These spear points may be North America’s oldest weapons

Spear points that are more than 15,000 years old shed new light on the earliest people to explore and settle North America.

Keith Randall-Texas A&M • futurity
Oct. 25, 2018 ~3 min

Tags: science-and-technology ancient-history weapons stone-tools

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