Self titled "Safety Expert" & Philistine Alpers used to call himself a "researcher and forensic consultant" but he is principle of GunPolicy.org - which of course pays his salary and expenses - and he has a room at the Sydney School of Public Health where he claims to be supported by a close partner organisation The Centre for Armed Violence Reduction (CAVR) a non-profit "public health group" ... that he also set-up. - He's big on pretentious titles.
Alpers is a media presenter who likes titles .. claiming for himself to be 'Adjunct Associate Professor' at the School of Public Health in Sydney.
(He has no health qualification).
It should be noted that Alpers did not attend or obtain any academic qualification from any recognised University - until granted this adjunct (something added). - While "associate" means to be close-to or 'connected in the mind or imagination'.
- He is however, founding "director" of Gun Policy.org and director of the Centre for armed Violence Reduction ( Alpers loves a grand title eh). - His stated lofty & worthy purposes are International firearm injury prevention and policy.
It is indeed a sorry fact that in the 75 years since the end of World War II there have been roughly a million combatants slaughtered every year by the military actions of GOVERNMENTS.
It is not the privately owned sporting firearms of licensed shooters that have caused these fatalities.
- Those terrible deaths and injuries are the direct result of government forces seeking to extend the influence of their leaders
Most non-military deaths from shootings are self-inflicted suicides by unhappy people choosing to end it all.
If Alpers was serious about his stated aims of 'International firearm injury prevention and policy - he might better redirect his attempts towards opposing the use of MILITARY DEFENCE FORCES to extend the political ambitions of national Governments.
It is odd that his main financial sponsor from the
has not yet required that he redirect his research and policy efforts towards the main origins of weapons deaths .. GOVERNMENTS - DEPRESSION & DESPAIR