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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.”

Bob Daemmrich for The Texas Tribune
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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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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