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Gun Violence Is A ‘Public Health Issue’ According To Researchers And Survivors

A medical doctor began researching the impact of gun violence after a tweet from the NRA tweet 2018 which said,  “Someone should tell self-important anti-gun doctors to stay in their lane.”


The Texas Senate passed House Bill 1927, which allows handguns to be carried in public, openly or concealed, without a license.


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3:50 “Mental Health” Suicide. Depression 23,000 suicides a year

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Eddie Robinson

  • Executive Producer and Host of I See U

Then, we continue to see waves of gun violence in the US. More than 400 people were shot or killed during the weekend across the nation, including the birthday party-turned-deadly in Colorado Springs.

We discuss gun violence as a public health issue taking a look at what research tells us about what contributes to the deaths and how to help prevent them.


Dr. Cedric Dark

  • Assistant Professor of Emergency Medicine at Baylor College of Medicine at

Michael Austin

  • Professor of philosophy at Eastern Kentucky University
  • Author of “God and Guns in America

Katherine Chen

  • Creatives Co-lead for March for Our Lives Houston

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