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Silencing the Science on Gun Research

In the wake of the tragedy in Newtown, CT, a new op-ed from The Journal of the American Medical Association assesses the nation’s efforts at gun control and research into how “easy access to firearms mitigates or amplifies both the likelihood and consequences of these acts.” The piece focuses on the congressional strong arming that led to the defunding of firearm injury research as well as additional legislative events that further restricted the study and dissemination of firearm safety research. In response to the recent mass shootings across America, the piece highlights the need for more research into the prevention of firearm violence.

Read it in JAMA.