Despite some doctors’ criticism of the NRA, the political action committees that represent them mostly contribute to pro-gun politicians.
The Knowledge Gap
The trend reflects a growing willingness among legislators to invest in a better understanding of the issue.
A new study of newspapers’ coverage of school shootings finds that images of suspects outnumber images of victims 16 to 1.
The $5 million award is the government agency's largest commitment to firearms research in 20 years.
Research reveals a wide gap between the facts about gun violence in America and the public's knowledge of the issue. Test your knowledge in this quick quiz.
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.”
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"When you ask those most impacted by gun violence, they reject false choices and absolutes.”