About the Blog:

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. We can be reached at armedwithreason@gmail.com.

About the Authors:

Evan DeFilippis

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Evan DeFilippis is currently attending Princeton’s Woodrow Wilson School, focusing on economics and public policy.  He graduated from the University of Oklahoma with a triple degree in Economics, Political Science, and Psychology.  He was the University of Oklahoma’s valedictorian in 2012,  one of the nation’s 50 Harry S. Truman Scholars based on his commitment to public service, and is a David L. Boren Critical Languages scholar.   He speaks fluent Swahili, and is committed to a career in international development.

His work on gun violence has been featured in  in Washington Post, Atlantic, Slate, VICE, Huffington Post, Vox, Media Matters, Boston Review, and many others.   He also writes on productivity and self-help at Quora, where his work has been published in Time Magazine, BusinessInsider, Medium, and many others.

He currently works as a research analyst for the investment firm Quest Opportunity Fund.


Devin Hughes

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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?”