Why Is It Illegal to Research the Impact of Gun Control on Public Health?

By Thom Hartmann, AlterNet, December 29, 2015

The US is in the midst of a full-blown public health crisis.

Around 88 people every day – more than 32,000 people every year – are dying from a totally preventable cause.

This totally preventable cause, by the way, just isn’t a problem in most other developed nations.

They’ve either eliminated it altogether or responded to previous outbreaks in such a way as to make future ones rarer and much less deadly than the ones we have here.

I’m talking, of course, about gun violence.

Yes, that’s right, gun violence.

It’s not something that most people think about when they think about the biggest public health crises in the US – they usually think of cancer, heart disease or drug addiction – but that’s exactly what gun violence is: a public health crisis….

read more at AlterNet

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