On January 30th, 2013 Emerge America hosted a webinar entitled “Changing the Debate and Forging Solutions: How to Lead the Dialogue on Guns in America” which featured excerpts from Janet Fitch’s Guns, Grief and Grace series as well as a presentation from Third Way’s Jim Kessler to reflect on our recent history of gun violence in America and ways to re-frame the debate in terms that will help win the crossover support necessary to achieve lasting and effective policy solutions. Below are some additional materials we’ve put together to further expand this conversation.
Simon Rogers of The Guardian created a great data visualization of gun ownership and gun homicides around the world and Olga Khazan of the Washington Post put together some analysis based on this information.
Washington Post also released a collection of relevant facts and figures entitled Everything you need to know about the assault weapons ban, in one post in December 2012.
The Atlantic recently published a closer look at how gun homicides are distributed within the United States. Celeste Monforton, DrPH, MPH of George Washington University School of Public Health & Health Services wrote a great piece in Scienceblogs’ The Pumphandle Gun violence is a U.S. public health problem.
Nate Silver’s recent New York Times postIn Public ‘Conversation’ on Guns, a Rhetorical Shift has some great information on how Newtown shifted the conversation surrounding gun violence.
The American Academy of Pediatrics released a study in October 2012 on Firearm-Related Injuries Affecting children
The Whitehouse has proposed a plan to reduce gun violence.
You can also find more useful information from the CDC’s data on injuries in the United States through it’s Web-based Injury Statistics Query and Reporting System (or WISQARS) tool.