Teen's perspective on gun violence

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? :thinking:

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.

What would your teenager or young adult suggest if they were invited to this conference?

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Cassandra Crifasi | Bloomberg American Health Initiative

https://americanhealth.jhu.edu/people/cassandra-crifasi

Dr. Cassandra Crifasi is an assistant professor in the Department of Health Policy and Management at the Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health. She is a core faculty member in the Center for Gun Policy and Research, and teaches courses on research and evaluation methods for health policy.

That’s all I need to know.

Cheers,

Craig6

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If their numbers aren’t credible, their message has no strength. Typical example of “I’m an expert, trust me.”

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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.

So they are taking a class on how to lie with a straight face?!

I noticed the topics mentioned didn’t cover guns used in self defense. Guess Cassandra missed that?

Hmmm… I would have to say nope not going. Read Concealed Carry magazine, John Lott’s research and get the real numbers of defensive usage of firearms.

Then see what else is being said/taught, both positive and negative. Best mental defense out there.

Wouldn’t be surprised if the students are being taught, " My feelings do not care about your facts."