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Thursday, November 01, 2012

New John Hopkins Center for Gun Violence Report

I want to call this to your attention from the John Hopkins Center for Gun Violence and Research.  It is a report and extensive review of research about reforming gun regulations to address the serious public health problem they pose.

It opens with these sentences:

"More than 31,000 people a year in the United States die from gunshot...wounds. Because victims are disproportionately young, gun violence is one of the leading causes of premature mortality in the U.S. In addition to these deaths, in 2010, there were an estimated 337,960 nonfatal violent crimes committed with guns, and 73,505 persons treated in hospital emergency departments for non-fatal gunshot wounds."

I encourage folks to look it over.


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