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U.S. should study gun violence as a public health hazard

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We’ve been taking two ineffective approaches to gun violence.  The first is to debate whether we need more or fewer guns. Fearing criticism for not supporting the Second Amendment, legislators are easily persuaded we need more guns.

The second approach occurs after a mass shooting. A new gun law is proposed. We argue its merits, and then Second Amendment concerns swallow the process, and nothing changes.

We’ve got things backwards. We need to research and understand gun violence. Only then can we ...

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