Episode 25: Gun Safety

In the aftermath of the Newton school shooting, there’s been a lot of attention paid to gun safety laws.  In his usual form, Andrew picks apart a poorly-written Slate.com article that advocates using “smart” technologies in guns.  Rather than make better guns, Andrew argues, we should focus more on training better gun users.

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You can also check out Andrew’s blog post on this: “Smart” Guns – Dangerously Dumb

References:

Journal of Engineering, Computing and Architecture – Handgrip Recognition

“20 Leading Causes of Unintentional Injury Deaths, United States, 2007.” U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, National Center for Injury Prevention and Control. Accessed September 1, 2010 at http://webappa.cdc.gov/sasweb/ncipc/leadcaus10.html

National Highway Traffic Safety Administration: Factors Related to Fatal Single-Vehicle Run-Off-Road Crashes