Treating firearm violence like a contagious disease

  Following up on a┬áprevious post by aelkhatib. When I first heard about the 1996 amendment prohibiting the Center for Disease Control and Prevention from conducting research on firearm violence prevention I was very surprised. I could not believe that there was a legal mechanism that would prevent researchers from studying the causes of something […]

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A Gap in Gun Violence Injury Prevention Data in the United States

Do guns make people safer? Do comprehensive back ground checks limit gun violence in the United States? Which gun violence or firearm safety interventions work in our states? What effect do right-to-carry laws have on our communities? Nine years ago, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) was on the forefront of trying to […]

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