The talk out there about trying to get the CDC or other research organizations to study "gunviolence" from an epidemiological perspective is really bugging me. The implications are myriad. The idea that guns or gun owners are like parasites or disease that can be eradicated is chilling. It seems like the connections to mental illness, social media and mass media involvement in mass shootings would be minimized. It seems like mass shooters seeking fame in going out in a blaze of gory would be paved over while the simple anti-gun bias of the left would be confirmed. Confirmation bias seems such a looming risk in dressing up a set of conclusions in statistical, scientifica-sounding garb. What do you think?