Guns, violence, politics: the gyre widens

Research output: Contribution to journalReview articlepeer-review


Inter-related sustained upward trends in firearm purchasing, violence, and political extremism are converging to put the USA at risk for disaster and threaten our future as a democracy. This narrative review provides a critical assessment and call to action. It explores each trend separately, considers the effects of their likely and imminent convergence, and suggests possibilities for collective and individual action to prevent or at least reduce those effects.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Article number64
JournalInjury Epidemiology
Issue number1
StatePublished - Dec 2021


  • Community violence
  • Domestic terrorism
  • Firearms
  • Political violence
  • Violence

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Medicine(all)


Dive into the research topics of 'Guns, violence, politics: the gyre widens'. Together they form a unique fingerprint.

Cite this