First Take: Inside Today’s Study of ‘Firearm Injuries’ in Youth

Canada Guns Firearms Youth Accidents asks questions on a graphic from Canada’s Institute for Clinical Evaluative Sciences

The Canadian Medical Association Journal released a study today showing that an average of one child and young adult was shot each day in Ontario between 2008 and 2012.

The following is some context based on what we know and what we don’t know. has requested an interview with the lead researcher.

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Does This Ad Prove the Antis Are Smarter?

The video ad by States United to Prevent Gun Violence made me sigh. It’s about a store in New York City that sells the kinds of firearms used by people who accidentally or deliberately killed people. It shows potential customers entering the shop to buy a gun, and being shocked and saddened to learn that so-and-so used this model of firearm to kill so-and-so.

The ad is professional. It’s clever. It’s emotional.

It’s also one sided and misleading. Continue reading