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Addressing the Epidemic of Gun Violence: A Call to Arms

By Megan Riddle, M.D. Ph.D. MS
By Megan Riddle, M.D. Ph.D.

This epidemic of violence has risen to the level of a public-health issue. While the nation hunkers down into the pro- and anti-gun control camps, we need to remember that there are some things on which we can agree: What we are doing now isn’t working. We need to start funding research on gun violence – whether that’s the act of a pair of shooters at a holiday party or the accidental death of a toddler. We need to better understand what is going on and how to stop it.

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