Evan and Devin Write About Guns

This is a blog dedicated to academically refuting pro-gun myths, and providing a scholarly defense of gun control. The site is authored by Evan DeFilippis and Devin Hughes.


Evan DeFilippis graduated from the University of Oklahoma with a triple degree in Economics, Political Science, and Psychology. He wrote for the university’s opinion page and received an outstanding contributor award twice for his publications on student apathy.

He was the University of Oklahoma’s valedictorian in 2012, he is one of the nation’s few Harry S. Truman Scholars based on his commitment to public service, and is a David L. Boren Critical Languages scholar, fluent in Swahili, and dedicated to a career in African development.

He works as a Project Associate for Innovations for Poverty Action working on a project called the Kenya Life Survey Panel.

Nothing written here necessarily represents the views of Innovations for Poverty Action


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Devin Hughes is the Founder and CIO of Hughes Capital Management, LLC, a Registered Investment Advisor, in Edmond, OK. He graduated Summa Cum Laude from the University of Oklahoma with a dual major in Finance (Outstanding Senior) and Risk Management, where he attended as a National Merit Scholar. He has been published in The Honors Undergraduate Research Journal (THURJ) 2013 “Ponzi: When Dreams Are All That Matters”; Brainstorm 2012 “The War Against Memory: New Media and Learning”; THURJ 2011, “The Great Disparity”; and the Journal of Global Affairs 2011, “The Decline and Fall of America: To be continued?” He is the 2008 Oklahoma State Chess Champion.

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