The Knowledge Gap
Experts say understanding the connection could help break the cycle of violence.
But they say “we shouldn’t kid ourselves” that the $3 million in Justice Department grants are enough to close a yawning knowledge gap.
And why the public won’t have access to it anytime soon.
It’s the latest example of the agency’s reluctance to engage with shootings as a public health crisis.
One expert says it facilitates "negative stereotyping, which makes it difficult for people to ask for help.”
By Big Margin, Gun Violence Tops Police Misconduct as ‘Extremely Serious Problem’ Among People of Color
In a new poll, black and Hispanic voters said they strongly supported tougher restrictions and better enforcement of gun laws.
But research has found there’s a big difference between a child being able to talk about safety measures and actually being able to perform them.
The agency faces the same obstacles as the CDC, but has funded two substantial gun violence studies since the Sandy Hook massacre.
Doctors call on lawmakers to "end the dramatic chilling effect” of a law seen as curbing almost all CDC firearm studies.