Sunday, January 27, 2013

Gun Research papers post Federal "ban"

1: Mozaffarian D, Hemenway D, Ludwig DS. Curbing Gun Violence: Lessons From Public Health Successes. JAMA. 2013 Jan 7:1-2. doi: 10.1001/jama.2013.38. [Epub ahead of print] PubMed PMID: 23295618.

2: Barber C, Hemenway D. Too many or too few unintentional firearm deaths in official U.S. mortality data? Accid Anal Prev. 2011 May;43(3):724-31. doi: 10.1016/j.aap.2010.10.018. Epub 2010 Dec 3. PubMed PMID: 21376860.

3: Johnson RM, Barber C, Azrael D, Clark DE, Hemenway D. Who are the owners of firearms used in adolescent suicides? Suicide Life Threat Behav. 2010 Dec;40(6):609-11. doi: 10.1521/suli.2010.40.6.609. PubMed PMID: 21198329; PubMed  Central PMCID: PMC3085447.

4: Hemenway D, Vriniotis M, Johnson RM, Miller M, Azrael D. Gun carrying by high school students in Boston, MA: does overestimation of peer gun carrying matter? J Adolesc. 2011 Oct;34(5):997-1003. doi: 10.1016/j.adolescence.2010.11.008. Epub 2010 Dec 10. PubMed PMID: 21146203.

5: Wintemute GJ, Hemenway D, Webster D, Pierce G, Braga AA. Gun shows and gun violence: fatally flawed study yields misleading results. Am J Public Health. 2010 Oct;100(10):1856-60. doi: 10.2105/AJPH.2010.191916. Epub 2010 Aug 19. PubMed PMID: 20724672; PubMed Central PMCID: PMC2936974.

6: Richardson EG, Hemenway D. Homicide, suicide, and unintentional firearm fatality: comparing the United States with other high-income countries, 2003. J Trauma. 2011 Jan;70(1):238-43. doi: 10.1097/TA.0b013e3181dbaddf. PubMed PMID: 20571454.

7: Hemenway D, Barber C, Miller M. Unintentional firearm deaths: a comparison of  other-inflicted and self-inflicted shootings. Accid Anal Prev. 2010 Jul;42(4):1184-8. doi: 10.1016/j.aap.2010.01.008. Epub 2010 Feb 7. PubMed PMID: 20441829.

8: Miller M, Hemenway D. Guns and suicide in the United States. N Engl J Med. 2008 Sep 4;359(10):989-91. doi: 10.1056/NEJMp0805923. PubMed PMID: 18768940.

9: Finley CJ, Hemenway D, Clifton J, Brown DR, Simons RK, Hameed SM. The demographics of significant firearm injury in Canadian trauma centres and the associated predictors of inhospital mortality. Can J Surg. 2008 Jun;51(3):197-203. PubMed PMID: 18682765; PubMed Central PMCID: PMC2496605.

10: Weiner J, Wiebe DJ, Richmond TS, Beam K, Berman AL, Branas CC, Cheney RA, Coyne-Beasley T, Firman J, Fishbein M, Hargarten S, Hemenway D, Jeffcoat R, Kennedy D, Koper CS, Lemaire J, Miller M, Roth JA, Schwab CW, Spitzer R, Teret S, Vernick J, Webster D. Reducing firearm violence: a research agenda. Inj Prev. 2007 Apr;13(2):80-4. PubMed PMID: 17446246; PubMed Central PMCID: PMC2610593.

11: Miller M, Lippmann SJ, Azrael D, Hemenway D. Household firearm ownership and rates of suicide across the 50 United States. J Trauma. 2007 Apr;62(4):1029-34; discussion 1034-5. PubMed PMID: 17426563.

12: Hepburn L, Miller M, Azrael D, Hemenway D. The US gun stock: results from the 2004 national firearms survey. Inj Prev. 2007 Feb;13(1):15-9. PubMed PMID: 17296683; PubMed Central PMCID: PMC2610545.

13: Miller M, Hemenway D, Azrael D. State-level homicide victimization rates in the US in relation to survey measures of household firearm ownership, 2001-2003.  Soc Sci Med. 2007 Feb;64(3):656-64. Epub 2006 Oct 27. PubMed PMID: 17070975.

14: Hepburn L, Azrael D, Miller M, Hemenway D. The effect of child access prevention laws on unintentional child firearm fatalities, 1979-2000. J Trauma. 2006 Aug;61(2):423-8. PubMed PMID: 16917460.

15: Johnson RM, Miller M, Vriniotis M, Azrael D, Hemenway D. Are household firearms stored less safely in homes with adolescents?: Analysis of a national random sample of parents. Arch Pediatr Adolesc Med. 2006 Aug;160(8):788-92. PubMed PMID: 16894076; PubMed Central PMCID: PMC3064948.

16: Rothman EF, Hemenway D, Miller M, Azrael D. Batterers' use of guns to threaten intimate partners. J Am Med Womens Assoc. 2005 Winter;60(1):62-8. PubMed PMID: 16845765.

17: Miller M, Azrael D, Hepburn L, Hemenway D, Lippmann SJ. The association between changes in household firearm ownership and rates of suicide in the United States, 1981-2002. Inj Prev. 2006 Jun;12(3):178-82. PubMed PMID: 16751449; PubMed Central PMCID: PMC2563517.

18: Kacanek D, Hemenway D. Gun carrying and drug selling among young incarcerated men and women. J Urban Health. 2006 Mar;83(2):266-74. PubMed PMID: 16736375; PubMed Central PMCID: PMC2527163.

19: Rothman EF, Johnson RM, Hemenway D. Gun possession among Massachusetts batterer intervention program enrollees. Eval Rev. 2006 Jun;30(3):283-95. PubMed PMID: 16679497.

20: Hemenway D, Vriniotis M, Miller M. Is an armed society a polite society? Guns and road rage. Accid Anal Prev. 2006 Jul;38(4):687-95. Epub 2006 Jan 24. PubMed PMID: 16434012.

21: Miller M, Azrael D, Hemenway D, Vriniotis M. Firearm storage practices and rates of unintentional firearm deaths in the United States. Accid Anal Prev. 2005 Jul;37(4):661-7. PubMed PMID: 15949457.

22: Miller M, Hemenway D, Azrael D. Firearms and suicide in the northeast. J Trauma. 2004 Sep;57(3):626-32. PubMed PMID: 15454813.

23: Miller M, Hemenway D. Unsupervised firearm handling by California adolescents. Inj Prev. 2004 Jun;10(3):163-8. PubMed PMID: 15178673; PubMed Central PMCID: PMC1730094.

24: Hepburn L, Miller M, Azrael D, Hemenway D. The effect of nondiscretionary concealed weapon carrying laws on homicide. J Trauma. 2004 Mar;56(3):676-81. PubMed PMID: 15128143.

25: Hemenway D, Miller M. Gun threats against and self-defense gun use by California adolescents. Arch Pediatr Adolesc Med. 2004 Apr;158(4):395-400. PubMed PMID: 15066882.

26: Cook, Philip J., Jens Ludwig, Sudhir Venkatesh and Anthony Braga. (2007) Underground Gun Markets. The Economic Journal. 117: F558-588.

27: Cook, Philip J. and Jens Ludwig. (2006) The Social Costs of Gun Ownership. Journal of Public Economics. 90(1-2): 379-391.

28:Cook, Philip J. and Jens Ludwig (2006) Aiming for Evidence-Based Gun Policy. Journal of Policy Analysis and Management. 25(3): 691-736.

29: Peters, Joseph, Philip J. Cook and Jens Ludwig (2005) Gun Crime and Gun Control: The Hawaiian Experience. University of Chicago Legal Forum. 2005: 55-90.

30: Ludwig, Jens (2005) Better Gun Enforcement, Less Crime. Criminology and Public Policy. 4(4): 677-716.

31: Cook, Philip J. and Jens Ludwig (2004) Does Gun Prevalence Affect Teen Gun Carrying After All? Criminology. 42(1): 27-54.

32: Cook, Philip J. and Jens Ludwig (2004) Principles for Effective Gun Policy. Fordham Law Review. LXXIII(2):589-613.

33: Ludwig, Jens. (2003) Evaluating Gun-Policy Evaluations. Criminology and Public Policy. 2(3):411-419.

34: Cook, Philip J. and Jens Ludwig (2003) Fact-Free Gun Policy? University of Pennsylvania Law Review. 151(4): 1329-1340.

35: Ludwig, Jens and Philip J. Cook (2001) The Benefits of Reducing Gun Violence: Evidence from Contingent-Valuation Survey Data. Journal of Risk and Uncertainty. 22(3): 207-226.

36: Cook, Philip J. and Jens Ludwig (2001) The Costs and Benefits of Reducing Gun Violence. Harvard Health Policy Review. 2(2): 23-28.

37: Ludwig, Jens and Philip J. Cook (2000) Homicide and Suicide Rates Associated with Implementation of the Brady Handgun Violence Prevention Act. Journal of the American Medical Association. 284(5): 585-591.

38:Cook, Philip J., Bruce Lawrence, Jens Ludwig and Ted R. Miller (1999) The Medical Costs of Gunshot Injuries in the United States. Journal of the American Medical Association. August 4, 1999. 282(5): 447-454.

39: Webster, Daniel W., Jon S. Vernick and Jens Ludwig (1998) No Proof that Right-to-Carry Laws Reduce Violence. American Journal of Public Health. 88(6): 982-983.

40: Cook, Philip J. and Jens Ludwig (1998) Defensive Gun Uses: New Evidence from a National Telephone Survey. Journal of Quantitative Criminology. 14(2): 111-131.

41: Ludwig, Jens (1998) Concealed-Gun-Carrying Laws and Violent Crime: Evidence from State Panel Data. International Review of Law and Economics. 18: 239-254.

42: Ludwig, Jens, Philip J. Cook and Tom W. Smith (1998) The Gender Gap in Reporting Household Gun Ownership. American Journal of Public Health. 88(11). 1715-1718.

43: Cook, Philip J., Jens Ludwig and David Hemenway (1997) The Gun Debate's New Mythical Number: How Many Defensive Uses Per Year? Journal of Policy Analysis and Management. 16(3): 463-469.

44: Webster, Daniel W., Jon S. Vernick, Jens Ludwig and Kathleen Lester (1997) Flawed Gun Policy Research May Endanger Public Safety. American Journal of Public Health. 87(6): 918-921.

Thursday, January 3, 2013

Gannett employees violating code of ethics?

A few days ago a Gannett-owned rag in White Plains NY posted an online map/database of people with pistol permits. A few days later Des Moines columnist Donald Kaul came out of retirement to write a violent and threatening piece saying the NRA should be designated a terrorist organization, gun owners should be murdered by police for possessing "assault weapons" and GOP Congressional leadership should be dragged behind a truck.

In response, National Gun Rights Examiner David Codrea's wrote a piece: Gannett requested to investigate ethics of anti-gun personnel. Inspired by his article, I submitted the following letter to Ms. Wall.

And no, none of what I wrote is hyperbole.

Date: Thu, 3 Jan 2013 11:50:05 -0800
Subject: Ethical violations?

Dear Ms. Wall,

I understand that you, as Gannett's Chief Ethics Officer are who I should contact if I believe one (or more) of your employees has committed an ethical breech. Thus I am writing to bring two possible violations of Gannett's ethics policy to your attention.

The first requires a little background; my best friend from my hometown, the man who was best man at both my weddings was a NYC cop for 25+ years, retiring in the spring of 2009. During his last few years he was with the F.B.I. and ATF, working undercover. I don't know exactly what he did, but apparently there are a bunch of very nasty people who are very angry with him. The kind of nasty who don't see it as overkill to rape and murder a man's family in front of him before they necklace him. His telephone, cars and home are all listed in his wife's maiden name, and he has worked very hard to stay off the radar. But, unsurprisingly, he has a gun permit and you White Plains paper just put his name and address out on the internet for anyone to see.

The second possible violation comes from Des Moines, Iowa of all places where columnist Donald Kaul has came out of retirement to write a horrific screed in which, because he disagrees with their suggestions to stop school shootings, he appears to accuse N.R.A. members (of which I am not one, by the way) of not caring that 20 children were murdered in their school.

In his first bullet point he calls for designating the NRA as a terrorist organization, simply because they hold beliefs with which he disagrees. Isn't there something in your policy about being committed to diversity? Or is it only a commitment to diversity that you don't disagree with?

Also in his first bullet point he agrees that the Second Amendment protects an individual, civil and human right to own and carry guns, yet in his second he calls for the imprisonment and/or murder by police of those of us who chose to lawfully exercise this right (I'm sorry but I can read his statement "'prying the guns from their cold, dead hands' thing works for me" as anything other than a threat.

Speaking of threats his last bullet point suggests that certain political leaders, simply because he disagrees with their political beliefs, should be dragged to death behind a truck unless they agree to abandon their principles. Again is this the sort of "commitment to diversity" your company tolerates and encourages?

I thank you for your time and kind attention to this matter.


Bruce W. Krafft
"God does not play dice with the Universe." - Albert Einstein
"Albert stop telling God what to do." - Niels Bohr