After reading the article, my heart went out again to these teens - and every person - who have been affected by mass shootings. But I’m concerned that only one “solution” is being presented instead of asking them what they suggest for different solutions.
About 50 teenagers from across the country filed into a Johns Hopkins University lecture hall Tuesday to begin an intensive, four-day summer course on gun policy and research taught by experts in the field.
There wasn’t a list of experts in the article - I wonder if they had Massad Ayoob or Anthony Branca there?
On Tuesday, they furiously scribbled in college-ruled notebooks as Hopkins researchers clicked through PowerPoint presentations on where to find reliable data on gun violence and convey it to the public in a meaningful way.
Gun policy researcher Cassandra Crifasi cautioned students not to allow themselves to be in a situation where they have to argue over the credibility of their numbers rather than the strength of their message.
IMO, the credibility of the numbers will make a huge difference in any fact-based discussion.