Happy Arbor Day and Flashback Friday! As I promised in yesterday's Student Sustainability Video Festival episode, today's retrospective is about the top posts about gun violence and gun control. Since there were three most read entries in last year's top 40, I will update the topic with three videos.
I begin with the oldest, James Corden on Gun Control in America, which was broadcast less than a week after the school shooting in Parkland, Florida.
After 17 people were murdered in a mass shooting at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School in Florida, James looks at measures other countries have taken to curb gun violence and wonders why Americans continue to refuse to make any changes.Since two of the top posts are responses to this shooting, I thought it was only appropriate to include this video, which I missed the first time.
Just last week, Canada's Global News took another look at the international statistics and measures to control gun violence in Gun Control: Do firearm laws actually work?.
The debate over gun control often focuses on the United States, in part because the U.S. has more guns per capita than any country in the world. But what can other countries teach us about gun policy and whether gun laws actually work?Finally, CNN broadcast a town hall this week with Democratic presidential candidate Senator Kamala Harris in which she said "I'll give Congress 100 days to pass gun laws."
Democratic presidential candidate Sen. Kamala Harris (D-CA) pledged that, if elected president, she would take executive action to enact sweeping gun control measures if Congress fails to send comprehensive legislation to her desk in her first 100 days.Harris's campaign promise serves as a good example of conservatives who said that Trump declaring a national emergency set a bad precedent. I still agree even if I think Harris is right.
Follow over the jump for the top three entries about guns and gun control posted during March 21, 2018 to March 20, 2019 and how they earned their page views.
The most read entry on the topic during the blogging year that ended last month was The latest from Vox on the gun control debate from March 29, 2018 with 2929 raw page views, enough to rank it 22nd. It had 126 raw page views before being shared at the Coffee Party USA Facebook page at 9:00 P.M on April 2, 2018. It earned ~1100 page views in the first two hours and ~2400 page views in the first 24 hours after being shared. Infidel 753 also shared the link at his blog. The entry maxed out at 2783 default and 2851 raw page views on April 27, 2018 and ended the month with 2695 default page views, enough for it to rank fifth overall for April 2018.
Music at March For Our Lives from March 28, 2018 was the next most read entry about gun violence during the eighth year of this blog. It ended the blogging year with 2756 total raw page views and ranked 25th among all entries posted during the blogging year. It had 104 raw page views before being shared at the Coffee Party USA Facebook page at 10:00 P.M on March 31, 2018. It earned ~1700 page views in the first two hours and ~1900 page views in the first 24 hours after being shared. The entry maxed out at 2610 default and 2662 raw page views on April 26, 2018 and ended April 2018 with 2536 default page views, placing it seventh for the month overall. It was also crossposted to Booman Tribune.
Last year's retrospective on this subject, Update to 'Doctors to Congress: Fund gun violence research at the CDC and NIH,' the third most read entry of the seventh year of Crazy Eddie's Motie News from April 5, 2018, was the 30th most read entry overall and the 29th most read posted during the eighth year of this blog with 2490 total raw page views. It earned ~1600 page views in the first two hours and ~2100 page views in the first 24 hours after being shared at the Coffee Party USA Facebook page at 10:00 P.M on April 5, 2018. It ended April 2018 with 2377 default page views which ranked it eighth overall and third among entries posted during the month.
That's it for the most read entries of the previous blogging year about gun violence. The next retrospective should be about Puerto Rican statehood for a Throwback Thursday. Stay tuned.
Previous posts in this series
- Happy Birthday to the blog and Nowruz Mubarak (Happy Persian New Year)!
- Statistics for the eighth year of Crazy Eddie's Motie News
- 'Frontline' updates 'Facebook knows your political affiliation and much more,' the top post of the eighth year of Crazy Eddie's Motie News
- CBC News updates proportional representation, topic of the second most read posts of the seventh and eighth year of Crazy Eddie's Motie News, plus voting machines
- Wonkette reacts to its Media Bias Chart placement, an update to 'A comparison of two measures of media bias shows readers and viewers respond to both ideology and quality'
- The 2018-2019 flu season is experiencing a second wave, an update to 'Flu killed 80,000 Americans last year, including 183 children, the CDC reported, so get a a flu shot'
- Trump Administration designating Iranian Revolutionary Guards a terrorist organization updates 'U.S. leaving Iran nuclear agreement pushes U.S. oil price above $70 plus driving update for May 2018: Pearl,' a top post of the eighth year of Crazy Eddie's Motie News
- Last Week Tonight with John Oliver on Brexit, which is now delayed until October 31, plus John Oliver for the eighth year of Crazy Eddie's Motie News
- Vox explains tax reform for Tax Day plus taxes and economics for the eighth year of Crazy Eddie's Motie News
- Company Man on JCPenney's decline updates tales of the Retail Apocalypse for the eighth year of Crazy Eddie's Motie News
- Vox on coverage of the Green New Deal updates climate change for the eighth year of Crazy Eddie's Motie News
- The Verge explains why most Americans support the EPA for Earth Day plus environmental policy for the eighth year of Crazy Eddie's Motie News
- Lampert and Mnuchin sued by Sears, a tale of the Retail Apocalypse
- Doctors for the fifth year of Crazy Eddie's Motie News
- Update to 'Doctors to Congress: Fund gun violence research at the CDC and NIH,' the third most read entry of the seventh year of Crazy Eddie's Motie News