David Hemenway spoke on this at last year’s annual meeting of the Boston Chapter of the American Statistical Association.
There are resources, as well as here.
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.
It’s pretty hard for me nowadays to think anything but ‘you get what you order’ wrt these incidents in your country.