Following the recent horrific shooting in Orlando, Florida, we gathered three Americans to discuss their research and direct experience with the politics of gun violence. We contextualise the recent news with a statistical and research frame and then took a specific look at the gun safety policy and political fights that took place in Colorado in 2013.
Chris Gilson of the LSE US Centre talks to Sierra Smucker, PhD student at Duke University’s Sanford School of Public Policy, and Visiting Student at the LSE US Centre, Sasha Milonova, Communications Associate for the Dahrendorf Forum at LSE IDEAS, and MSc student in political economy, and Denise Baron, Ballpark Producer and LSE MSc student in social psychology.
- How the Orlando mass shooting may be the catalyst for a new coalition to overcome the power of the gun lobby. – Sierra Smucker – LSE USAPP blog
- America’s gun problem is so much bigger than mass shootings – The Guardian
- America’s top killing machine – The Atlantic
- CDC Statistics on Suicide and Self-Inflicted injury
- There are now more guns than people in the United States – Washington Post
- Compare These Gun Death Rates: The U.S. Is in a Different World – New York Times
- Guns and race: The different worlds of black and white Americans – Brookings
- Grinshteyn, E. and Hemenway, D., 2016. Violent death rates: the US compared with other high-income OECD countries, 2010. The American journal of medicine, 129(3), pp.266-273.
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