Narratives Told and Ignored


Item 2 Marking the National Rifle Association’s 2015 Freedom Festival in Nashville

In 2013, 17 states and the District of Columbia, gun-related deaths exceeded traffic-related deaths:

  1. Alaska: 144 gun deaths, 66 motor vehicle deaths
  2. Arizona: 941 gun deaths, 863 motor vehicle deaths
  3. Colorado: 619 gun deaths, 514 motor vehicle deaths
  4. District of Columbia: 71 gun deaths, 30 motor vehicle deaths
  5. Indiana: 857 gun deaths, 840 motor vehicle deaths
  6. Louisiana: 886 gun deaths, 767 motor vehicle deaths
  7. Maryland: 578 gun deaths, 531 motor vehicle deaths
  8. Michigan: 1,190 gun deaths, 1,063 motor vehicle deaths
  9. Missouri: 880 gun deaths, 781 motor vehicle deaths
  10. Nevada: 395 gun deaths, 281 motor vehicle deaths
  11. Ohio: 1,289 gun deaths, 1,144 motor vehicle deaths
  12. Oregon: 462 gun deaths, 363 motor vehicle deaths
  13. Pennsylvania: 1,451 gun deaths, 1,340 motor vehicle deaths
  14. Tennessee: 1,030 gun deaths, 1,027 motor vehicle deaths
  15. Utah: 339 gun deaths, 234 motor vehicle deaths
  16. Virginia: 864…

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About martinkich

I am a Professor of English at Wright State University's Lake Campus, where I have been a faculty member for more than 25 years. I have now served multiple terms as the President of the WSU chapter of AAUP, which now includes all full-time instructional faculty, and as the Vice-President of the Ohio Conference of AAUP. I have also served several terms as an at-large member of the Executive Committee of AAUP's Collective Bargaining Congress. In addition to serving as co-editor of the Academe blog, I am also a member of the editorial board of Academe and have been a guest editor for an issue of the magazine on collective bargaining strategies. As co-chair of the Ohio Conference's Communication Committee, I began to do much more overtly political writing during the campaign to repeal Ohio's Senate Bill 5, which would have eliminated the right of faculty to be unionized. I have sustained that activism, and at the risk of stating the obvious, I have very much enjoyed contributing to the Academe Blog and to our chapter blog. I also maintain several other blogs to which I have re-posted, by topic, my posts to the Academe blog, as well as some other items.

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