Today in the US, as a result of Presidential actions regarding gun regulation, the Institute of Medicine and National Research Council proposed a research agenda to improve understanding of the public health aspects of gun violence.
The report stated that significant progress can be achieved in three to five years through a research program that addresses five high-priority areas:
- the characteristics of gun violence
- risk and protective factors
- prevention and other interventions
- gun safety technology
- and the influence of video games and other media.
They’re hailing this research agenda as a breakthrough.