On Las Vegas and the Persistent Challenge of Firearms

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In 2016, I wrote an op-ed in the Boston Globe about the Orlando shooting, then the deadliest mass shooting in US history. Last night, a gunman killed at least 58 people, and injured more than 500, at a country music festival in Las Vegas. This makes it, for now, what Orlando was—the worst of these events our country has seen. … Continue reading “On Las Vegas and the Persistent Challenge of Firearms”

Published on October 2nd, 2017 in #ENOUGH | Tags: , ,

Gun Violence: Stories Behind the Numbers

How can journalism, the creative arts, and public health work together to say #Enough? At the Global Health Storytelling event Gun Violence: Beyond the Numbers, activists discussed the personal and societal impacts of gun violence and the need to reframe and advance dialogues. #Enough. After the Orlando nightclub massacre of 49 people in June 2016, Boston … Continue reading “Gun Violence: Stories Behind the Numbers”

Published on September 28th, 2017 in #ENOUGH | Tags: , , , ,

Gun Laws Requiring Domestic Abusers to Surrender Firearms Could Save Lives

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POSTED ON: September 18, 2017 TOPICS: dating abuse, domestic abuse, domestic violence, Gun control, gun violence, guns, Intimate partner violence The mass shooting in Plano, Texas, this month was the deadliest of 2017. It also fit a pattern: The shooter had targeted his estranged wife and her friends and family—and had a history of intimate partner violence (IPV). Now, a new study led … Continue reading “Gun Laws Requiring Domestic Abusers to Surrender Firearms Could Save Lives”

Published on September 18th, 2017 in Research | Tags: ,
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