U.S. claims ‘breakthrough’ against gun violence

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.

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