David Hemenway spoke on this at last year’s annual meeting of the Boston Chapter of the American Statistical Association.
Statistics as a field began squarely within the bounds of Epidemiology. Surely, this is a problem worthy of Statistics, Data Science, and Machine Learning.
Update, 2018-02-16, 09:54 ET
The Editors, Bloomberg: “The end of gun massacres begins with you”.
- Harvard Injury Control Research Center, “Gun threats and self-defense gun use”
- D. Hemenway, Private Guns, Public Health
- Harvard Injury Control Research Center, Guns and violent death to children
And it can work.