The U.S. witnessed an alarming string of multiple mass shootings in 2012. Among the deadliest in the country’s history was the recent rampage in an elementary school in Newtown, CT, where a gunman killed more than two dozen people, mostly children. He also killed his mother and himself. The Connecticut shooting prompted President Barack Obama to call for an end to such tragedies, but what policy changes can Americans realistically expect? This Forum event investigated the legal, political, and public health factors that could influence future efforts to prevent such massacres.
Part of: Policy Controversies.
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- Comprehensive Public Health Approach Urged to Curb Gun Violence in U.S.
HSPH Press Release
- U.S. Mass Shootings in 2012
The Washington Post
- Harvard Injury Control and Research Center
Harvard School of Public Health
- Newtown, CT Tragedy
U.S. Department of Health and Human Services
- Project on Human Development in Chicago Neighborhoods
University of Michigan
- Newtown, Conn., School Shootings
New York Times
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