Gun Nation: A Data Dustup, Incivility, and a Teachable Moment on Twitter…Of All Places
By Dan Zimmerman
As remarkable as it sounds, I learned something important on Twitter recently. I’m writing up this “teachable moment” in the hope that others can benefit from it as well.
On Tuesday I spoke with my occasional writing coach, Brendan O’Meara of the CNF Podcast, and he said something offhand that is surely going to be in my book and will probably become a mantra of mine: “Being gun literate is a civic responsibility in a country with so many guns.”
Later that day, scrolling Twitter as a break from my book writing, I came across an interaction between Tom Gresham of Guntalk fame and an account called “K-12 School Shooting Database.”
The account is run by David Riedman who describes himself as a data scientist.
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