Daily Archives: January 30, 2013

Public Health Problem

Let’s put this in perspective, now.  Gun violence is a public health issue.  Period.  We reduced other public health threats by taking appropriate action.  We can fix this one too.

From the Journal of the American Medical Association — information on how we reduced deaths from other causes and what we need to do to reduce deaths from this one:

Public Health approach to Guns

(Mozaffarian D, Hemenway D, Ludwig DS. Curbing Gun Violence: Lessons From Public Health Successes. JAMA. 2013;():1-2. doi:10.1001/jama.2013.38.)

But of course, this shows the heart of the problem:

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More guns aren’t the answer.  Guns in schools and shopping malls and office buildings aren’t the answer.  Fewer guns — and guns with smaller magazines that’s the ticket.

To contact your Congressional representative and Senators and ask them to help enact reasonable gun laws, follow these links:

House of Representatives:  http://www.house.gov/representatives/

Senate:  http://www.senate.gov/general/contact_information/senators_cfm.cfm


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