Two articles all Americans should read (regardless of your current stance in the gun debate)

BJ Campbell has written a series of six Medium articles on guns in America, with the intent of using fact-based analysis to suggest some ideas to help reduce gun deaths.

If you’re only going to read a couple articles, read the sixth and first articles (both summarized below). If you’re only going to read one article, go with the sixth.

The Gun Solution

The sixth article in the series is titled The Gun Solution. It’s worth reading the entire article, but here are some excerpts:

We are nearing the end of our series on guns, in which we use critical reasoning skills and actual data to formulate plans with real efficacy, without participating in all this culture war garbage.

There are too many “gun deaths,” and we should do something as a country about those gun deaths.

The Case:

All of these things are true things, and if we need a refresher about how or why they are true, we can follow the links back. The point about viral traffic is actually more frightening to me than anything going on with guns right now, and will be the focus of at least one, if not many, future articles.

Because our plan is data driven and based on critical reasoning, it must address the nature of the problem that we have identified within the numbers.

The Actual Plan

One: Focus on Firearm Suicide Prevention Within the Medical Community

Two: Focus on Homicide Prevention Within the Black Male Community

Three: Promote Responsible Ownership Through a Simple, Easy, License to Buy

Everybody’s Lying About the Link Between Gun Ownership and Homicide

The first article in the series is titled Everybody’s Lying About the Link Between Gun Ownership and Homicide. It is also worth reading. Here’s the introductory paragraph:

There is no clear correlation whatsoever between gun ownership rate and gun homicide rate. Not within the USA. Not regionally. Not internationally. Not among peaceful societies. Not among violent ones. Gun ownership doesn’t make us safer. It doesn’t make us less safe. The correlation simply isn’t there. It is blatantly not-there. It is so tremendously not-there that the “not-there-ness” of it alone should be a huge news story.

Please Discuss!

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