Tag Archives: gun control

05.14.18

Culture change: Not only for distant lands

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When we talk about how cultures need to change, we often think of someone else’s culture. Cultures in regions where women need permission to leave home, or where a husband beating his wife is an accepted practice, or where sexual minorities are shunned and subject to severe sanctions. We think of a country in Asia, […]

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02.27.18

Several modest proposals to improve safety, reduce gun violence, and make Americans happy

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Over the past month or two, we’ve heard some proposals, both innovative and long-standing, to address violence and joblessness. Let’s start with the President’s suggestion that immigrants who enter our country – whether through several legal immigration routes or as unaccompanied minors – are a great threat to our safety. The proposed solutions are to […]

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01.06.16

Public Health: A Missing Link in the Executive Action to Reduce Gun Violence

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This post was written by O’Neill Institute Faculty Director, Lawrence O. Gostin and O’Neill Institute Associate, Aliza Glasner. Questions about this post can be directed to gostin@law.georgetown.edu or ayg8@law.georgetown.edu.   Yesterday, President Obama took a modest, but critical first step to strengthen America’s existing regulatory framework aimed at preventing firearm-related injuries and deaths. Speaking from […]

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12.03.15

A public health approach to gun violence (or move to Australia)

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As an Australian living in the US, it’s often hard for me to engage with debates on gun violence that sound exactly the same after every awful mass shooting that now seems to take place before we’ve even had time to grieve the last one. Even though I understand the history behind the 2nd Amendment, […]

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01.08.14

Gun Violence: Ending Its Terrible Toll and Valuing Everyone

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Gun violence is a window into the dark side of our society. Through that window we see a lack of appreciation for life and the tragic – and often preventable – circumstances that lead to devaluing life. It is also a window into how we value one another – or fail to value some of […]

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02.22.13

God Bless America, a Nation Founded by Men Who Could Not Foresee the Glock and the 33 Round Clip

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This post was written by Katherine Record, Senior Fellow at the Harvard Law School Center for Health Law & Policy Innovation.  Any questions or comments about this post can be directed to krecord@law.harvard.edu. Two years ago, former U.S. representative Gabrielle Giffords and 18 others were shot in plain daylight at a political rally in Tucson, […]

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