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Evan DeFilippis
Evan DeFilippis graduated number one in his class at the University of Oklahoma with degrees in Economics, Political Science, and Psychology. He is a Harry S. Truman Scholar, a David L. Boren Critical Languages Scholar, and currently works as a research analyst at Quest Opportunity Fund. His works has been published and featured in The Atlantic, Slate, Washington Post, Politico, Time, Vox, and many others. He writes on gun violence prevention and public health at

Entries by Evan DeFilippis

Better Than Somalia -- How to Feel Good About Gun Violence

(41) Comments | Posted February 23, 2015 | 3:59 PM

A YouTube video entitled, "Number One With A Bullet", recently made rounds on the Internet. It defended American gun policy on the basis that, despite having high levels of per capita gun ownership, the United States has relatively low levels of per capita murders compared to other countries....

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Skin Color Is Not a Crime: Why Stop and Frisk Doesn't Work

(5) Comments | Posted April 14, 2014 | 5:41 PM

The Inconsistency of Our Outrage

The stop-and-frisk debate is instructive in that it spotlights the inconsistency in outrage that both conservatives and liberals display over the violation of constitutional rights. Many conservatives appear completely insensitive to the empirical reality that stop-and-frisk policies have led to fourth amendment violations against minorities...

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Do We Have a Gang Problem or a Gun Problem?

(31) Comments | Posted April 3, 2014 | 2:40 PM

Co-authored with Devin Hughes

In a scathing critique of ABC's recent report "Young Guns," Dana Loesch stated that most gun deaths were the result of gang violence; therefore, America has a gang problem, not a gun problem. Her claim appears to be supported by sites...

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Do More Guns Cause More Suicide?

(96) Comments | Posted March 27, 2014 | 8:52 PM

Suicide Barriers and Gun Control

Less than three months after the Golden Gate Bridge opened, the first known suicide took place. Since then, over 1,500 people have taken their lives by jumping off the bridge, making the site one of the most popular suicide sites in the world. Calls for...

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