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  •  Recommendations from Johns Hopkins summit (6+ / 0-)

    In early January, Johns Hopkins University convened a summit of experts on gun violence reduction, and they published a book - "Reducing Gun Violence in America". You can order the book for $8 from the university, to get the full story.

    Their recommendations, however, are summarized here:
    http://hub.jhu.edu/...

    They suggest a limit of 10 rounds. It won't prevent all deaths, but they argue persuasively that it would reduce the numbers.

    I'd encourage you and others who are interested to read further. The book represents a serious effort by a group of first-rate researchers and clinicians who want to make changes, based on evidence, that will reduce harm. As my colleague says, he wants to stop people from showing up in his ER with bullet holes in them.

    •  You know how pro-gun control people (2+ / 0-)
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      automatically discount anything from the NRA or from the pro-gun extremists like LaPierre?

      Yeah...I feel the same way when I see shit like this:

      The event's two keynote speakers, New York City Mayor Michael Bloomberg and Maryland Gov. Martin O'Malley, both used the occasion to announce significant gun reform proposals.
      "Guilt" by association doesn't quite fit it.

      Though I will say this, after reading the list of stuff at the bottom of your link, there are a few things I will agree on.

      A few. A lot of what they propose is still horseshit.

      Republicans cause more damage than guns ever will. Share Our Wealth

      by KVoimakas on Wed Feb 20, 2013 at 01:51:47 PM PST

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    •  ordered the book (1+ / 0-)
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      Laurel in CA

      I already knew about the summit and had read that bullet point list of their recommendations---some of which I agree with, some I don't care one way or the other, and honestly, many I don't see as justified---but didn't know the findings had been gathered into a book.

      But now that I know, I plan to read it to learn about the arguments behind the recommendations. My wife will want to do the same.

    •  Argue persuasively? (0+ / 0-)

      As best as I can tell, Webster and Vernick just say that limiting magazines will save lives, but offered no substantiating data.  To date,  people have only argued for limiting magazine capacity by appealing to conventional wisdom born out of lack of experience and a dubious extrapolation out of the Tuscon incident.

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