We are within two hours of Bagdad and I'm free to admit that coming up this river gives one a wholesome respect for our lines of communication. This is the 9th day we've been at it, tying up for a few hours at night but steaming 17 or 18 hours a day notwithstanding. It's well that it wasn't a month later for already the temperature is 90 and on a crowded ship it's hot. We passed Kut before sunrise, but I got up to see it--poor tragic little place--it's shelled walls and shattered palm trees catching the first flash of day.
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Introduction Predictably, gun violence, particularly homicide, is a major study topic for social scientists, particularly criminologists. Our focus is the remarkable difference between the way medical and public health writers treat firearms issues and the way social scientists treat those issues.
Examination of the literature produced by medical and health writers reveals why their conclusions on firearms diverge so radically from those of criminological scholarship. We focus on that literature's anomalies both for their own sake and because that focus allows us to explore some of the more important policy and legal issues of gun control.
This is the case in many European countries.
That term could mean no more than noncontroversial measures to prohibit gun misuse or gun possession by high risk groups. In the literature we are analyzing, however, "guns are not HCI seeks only to ban gun ownership for self-defense, but would allow licensed sportsmen to have both handguns and long guns for purely sporting purposes;  the Coalition to Stop Gun Violence p.
On the contrary, exhortations to "[s]peak out for gun control" are seen as part of an admirable tradition of political advocacy by doctors and other health professionals in support of political measures designed to improve public health.
After all, guns are hateful things for which no decent purpose is imaginable, certainly not self-defense.
Arrayed against the beneficent alliance of health advocates and anti-gun political advocates are only sinister "powerful lobbies that impede constructive exploration of the full range of social options"  by nefarious p.
This is a struggle between modern enlightenment and, at best, morally obtuse and intellectually benighted atavism. There is no time for arid, academic discussion; the need for gun control is too urgent to require--or allow--equivocation, doubt, debate, or dissent.
We reason that the time has come for government and citizens to begin a reasoned dialogue on the "why not" of gun ownership. If the conduct of youth [sic] and the need for harmony of humans with Nature is valuable to health and civilization, the world's most powerful country may not find justification for an armed citizenry.
Evidence or perspectives that p. This literature exists in a vacuum of lock-step orthodoxy almost hermetically sealed from the existence of contrary data or scholarship. Such contrary data and scholarship routinely go unacknowledged; at best, they are evaded by misleading association with the sinister forces of the gun lobby.
If the universe of sources thus circumscribed does not yield appropriate anti-gun data, editorials are cited as data without noting that they are mere expressions of editorial opinion.
Far from concealing or ignoring the potential for bias as health advocates do with anti-gun lobby claims, pro-gun bias is deemed to render pro-gun claims specious per se.
Given the urgent needs of political advocacy, academic health sages all too often feel no compunction about asserting falsehoods, fabricating statistics, and falsifying references to counterfeit support for them. The statement by the president of the American College of Epidemiology is typical when he declares gun ownership the "primary cause" of murder and then calls for research on the subject.
Cowan and sociologist David J. Bordua in a panel presentation at the annual p. First, the literature cited is almost always that published by medical or public health researchers.
Little is cited from the criminological or sociological field. Second, reports with findings not supporting the position of the journal are rarely cited. Finally, several assumptions are presented as fact: Incestuous and selective literature citations may be acceptable for political tracts, but introduces an artificial bias into scientific publications.
Stating as fact associations which may be demonstrably false is not just unscientific, it is unprincipled. In the case of firearms, however, the advocacy seems to have preceded the health related research. For example, one author characterized guns as "a virus that must be eradicated.
This follows the health advocate sages' avowed intention to promote the idea that firearm ownership is an evil and that its elimination is a desirable and efficacious means of reducing violence.
The Verdict Of Criminological Scholarship Since the s, health advocate sages have written a vast and ever-increasing amount of anti-gun advocacy literature. The divergence was not as clear twenty-five to thirty years ago as it is today.
In the s, criminological opinion was dominated by writers who felt more or less as the anti-gun health advocacy writers do today. Consider the description by Gary Kleck, the leading researcher in this area, of the effect his--and others,--research had on his own attitudes:PROVIDENCE, R.I.
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At million square miles ( million km 2), the United States is the world's third- or fourth-largest country by total area and slightly smaller than the entire.
New comic day (Wednesday, for those of you unaware) is the one day they’re usually both there all day. It’s the only day they get enough traffic to justify it.
Otherwise one of them opens, the overlap in the middle, and the other closes. I imagine when they started the shop they had one or two. B. Fraudulent Suppression of the Decline in Accidental Child Gun Death.
To help promote their gun control agenda, health advocate sages have long harped on the emotionally charged issue of child death by gun accident. Multiple reasons dictate their failure to acknowledge the steep decline in such tragedies.
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