More Than 70 Percent of Gunshot Victims in Miami Are Black, Study Finds

Articles | May 12 2017
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By Tim Elfrink

Florida’s gun control debates tend to go like this: NRA-backed GOP politicians propose rules to allow more guns in more places and to decrease accountability for how those guns are used. Opponents bring up actual evidence, like the fact that homicides have surged after Stand Your Ground was passed. And then legislators usually pass their NRA-pandering rules anyway.

Lost in all that depressingly predictable argument, though, is a salient question: Who is actually suffering from gun violence in Florida? In Miami, there’s now a clear answer thanks to a study that crunched more than a decade’s worth of data on gunshot victims at Jackson Memorial Hospital.  (Read more)