Institute of Medicine http://ripr.org en Preventing Gun Violence in Spotlight Nationally, But in RI? http://ripr.org/post/preventing-gun-violence-spotlight-nationally-ri <p>As far as I can tell from the Rhode Island General Assembly's online legislation tracker, not a single bill dealing with reducing firearm violence has made it out of committee. Most have been recommended "held for further study," a kind of legislative purgatory, although some bills could be revived at the last minute.</p> Thu, 06 Jun 2013 19:05:25 +0000 Kristin Gourlay 16472 at http://ripr.org Preventing Gun Violence in Spotlight Nationally, But in RI? Violence as contagious disease http://ripr.org/post/violence-contagious-disease <p>Sometimes it’s a new way of thinking, a new model, an idea out of left field, or, as I like to think of it, using the map of one universe to navigate another – that helps solve some of our most intractable problems. I like to highlight that kind of new thinking from time to time, so here’s a recent example.</p> Mon, 15 Oct 2012 04:00:00 +0000 Kristin Gourlay 8282 at http://ripr.org