Daily Archives: January 24, 2022


The dawn of a new year brings published assessments of the recent past. In recent weeks, I noticed news stories about the Centers for Disease Control’s final data on gun violence in 2020. We know from news reports that the social dislocation and economic stress of the pandemic, along with fear generated by simultaneously-occurring political conflicts, were associated with a record-setting pace of gun purchases.

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