Opportunities for state-level action to reduce firearm violence: Proceeding from the evidence

Garen J Wintemute, Anthony A. Braga

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Abstract

Firearm violence remains an important problem, and a large body of evidence shows that guns used in crime follow generally predictable paths from manufacturer to criminal end user. Policy initiatives based on that evidence have been shown to be effective. A recently published study conducted by a leading policy organization presents new evidence and makes specific recommendations for action by state-level policymakers. Unfortunately, the study's analysis is overly simplified, and the recommendations are therefore misleading. We suggest alternatives that are evidence based.

Original languageEnglish (US)
JournalAmerican Journal of Public Health
Volume101
Issue number9
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StatePublished - Sep 1 2011

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  • Public Health, Environmental and Occupational Health

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