Wednesday, July 30, 2014
YOLO COUNTY NEWS
99 CENTS

Check the data on gun purchases

By
From page A6 | March 21, 2013 |

I am writing to respond to Greg Stovall’s query on our estimates of the frequency of attempted straw gun purchases and undocumented purchases as reported by licensed retailers. The numbers he attributes to the entire sample of 1,601 subjects are actually for 589 who responded to those questions, as detailed in the research article.

The process by which the extrapolation was done is available as a supplement to the article, at http://injuryprevention.bmj.com/content/suppl/2013/03/08/injuryprev-2012-040715.DC1/injuryprev-2012-040715supp.pdf.

He also appears to assert that retailers can’t recognize attempted straw purchases and undocumented purchases. If straw purchases are conducted carefully — the real purchaser and the straw purchaser are not in front of the retailer at the same time; the straw purchaser is knowledgeable about firearms; the straw purchaser is not buying a suspiciously large number of firearms, either during that transaction or over time — they can be difficult to recognize. This means that our results are conservative: straw purchases are more common than we estimate them to be.

But such transactions are often conducted completely in the open. We have published photo-narratives of many of them in our report, “Inside Gun Shows,” available at http://www.ucdmc.ucdavis.edu. Undocumented purchases can’t be missed: the prospective buyer asks to purchase the firearm without completing the required paperwork.

Garen Wintemute, M.D., M.P.H.
Sacramento

Comments

comments

Letters to the Editor

.

News

 
Family enterprise builds a home for music

By Elizabeth Case | From Page: A1 | Gallery

 
Bob Dunning: Poll dancing, direct from Las Vegas

By Bob Dunning | From Page: A2

Health premiums rose significantly in 2014

By The Associated Press | From Page: A2

 
Mosquito districts sprays tonight

By Enterprise staff | From Page: A2

Davis native named a Schweitzer Fellow

By Special to The Enterprise | From Page: A4

 
Biggest book sale to date opens Friday at Davis library

By Enterprise staff | From Page: A4

Share your love of nature with young wetlands visitors

By Special to The Enterprise | From Page: A4 | Gallery

 
Tasting event benefits Yolo Land Trust

By Lily Holmes | From Page: A4

Movies in the Park return this fall

By Enterprise staff | From Page: A4

 
Tee off for Davis’ continued prosperity

By Lily Holmes | From Page: A4

Center for Families hosts Summer Carnival

By Enterprise staff | From Page: A4

 
Vintage car show planned this fall

By Enterprise staff | From Page: A4

Kiwanis golf tournament supports local agencies

By Enterprise staff | From Page: A5

 
Drop off school supplies at Edward Jones offices

By Enterprise staff | From Page: A5

Wine-tastings will benefit YCCC

By Enterprise staff | From Page: A5

 
DHS Class of ’94 set 20th reunion

By Enterprise staff | From Page: A5

Tips, techniques will give you a green thumb

By Enterprise staff | From Page: A5

 
Grief support focuses on journaling

By Special to The Enterprise | From Page: A5

How the Bockler wasp got its name

By Kathy Keatley Garvey | From Page: A5 | Gallery

 
Yolo County CASA seeks volunteer child advocates

By Enterprise staff | From Page: A7

UC Davis alumnus hopes to bring amateur radio to Nepal

By Rachel Uda | From Page: A7 | Gallery

 
Recycle old paint cans for free

By Enterprise staff | From Page: A8

.

Forum

Not sure which direction to go

By Creators Syndicate | From Page: B5

 
Tom Meyer cartoon

By Debbie Davis | From Page: A6

Gravel mining affects us all

By Letters to the Editor | From Page: A6

 
Violence as entertainment

By Letters to the Editor | From Page: A6

Shocked at vampires story

By Letters to the Editor | From Page: A6

 
Paul Krugman: Corporate artful dodgers

By Paul Krugman | From Page: A6

Nicholas Kristof: The world’s coolest places

By Nicholas Kristof | From Page: A6

 
.

Sports

Fiona Buck pushes the limits in para-athletics

By Felicia Alvarez | From Page: B1 | Gallery

 
A’s rally to win

By The Associated Press | From Page: B1

Morse homers but Giants lose 6th straight

By The Associated Press | From Page: B1

 
Nightmare on Ballpark Drive for River Cats

By Will Bellamy | From Page: B1 | Gallery

Schaub settles in as Raiders starting QB

By The Associated Press | From Page: B2

 
.

Features

.

Arts

UCD professor Andy Jones named Davis’ new poet laureate

By Rachel Uda | From Page: A9 | Gallery

 
Molten art on display at Davis Arts Center

By Enterprise staff | From Page: A9

 
Brady earns top honors at State Fair

By Enterprise staff | From Page: A9

Smither releases new CD Saturday at The Palms

By Kate Laddish | From Page: A9 | Gallery

 
RootStock kicks off ‘Día de Albariño’

By Enterprise staff | From Page: A9

Folk musicians will jam in the Arboretum

By Enterprise staff | From Page: A9

 
YoloArts to host a state of change exhibit

By Enterprise staff | From Page: A9

.

Business

.

Obituaries

Calvin D. Rourke

By Special to The Enterprise | From Page: A4

 
.

Comics

Comics: Wednesday, July 30, 2014

By Creator | From Page: B6