Favorite Rejects 2022-05-26
Contrast between how we’ve regulated cars and massively improved safety vs what we’ve done with firearms is…certainly something. nejm.org/doi/full/10.10…
Pediatrician here. I want people to know that death by firearm is not rare in kids. In fact, it has been the #1 cause death in this age group since 2020. In 2020 alone, 4300 children died from firearms. That’s equivalent to one Boeing 747 plane crash every month for 9 months.
Bryan Leyva, MD⚕️ @DrBryanLeyva
Wonder if their 40-year-old nukes work better
🇺🇸US Defence Intelligence agency assess that less than 40% of 🇷🇺Russian missiles fired during the war in 🇺🇦Ukraine have hit their intended targets. 20-30% fail to launch or crash in flight and many miss aiming points. https://t.co/uSzvp81uAh https://t.co/kDFgFUgHpe
Navy Lookout @NavyLookout
4. Those Dayton deaths were entirely a function of the kind of weapon that Betts was carrying. If extended magazines were banned, or (even better) if semi-automatic weapons with detachable magazines were banned, the toll Betts took before being killed would have been far lower.
Politics is downstream of culture, which is why our partisan debates increasingly feature superpowered costumed adventurers.
40% of Uvalde’s city budget goes to police. The school district had its own police force. This is what happened ⬇️ After decades of mass shootings, there is still 0 evidence that police have the ability to stop them from happening. Gun safety and other policies can. https://t.co/PqlWxdKpYu
Let's review the (reported) performance of the Uvalde Police and CBP response team on Tuesday: - Waited 35-60 minutes before entering school while kids bled out, wasting golden hour - Tazed / arrested parents begging them to go in, and attempting to rescue their kids themselves
Brynn Tannehill @BrynnTannehill
I'm so happy 'cause today I found my friends
Elon Musk wants to mine it. China is scouring Tibet for it. Battery makers are crying out for it. Inside the full-blown supply crisis of the wonder metal that could stop global warming. https://t.co/jms7ICmajU via @annielee23 https://t.co/TneERewjUQ
Simon Casey @sjcasey
Media violence — whether in the form of TV shows, movies, or video games — appears to *reduce* crime by diverting young men away from doing crime into consuming media.