UNC physician says doctors could do more to prevent gun violence

By David Doochin

In light of the country’s most recent major mass shooting in Parkland, Florida last month, many are calling for gun violence to be classified as a public health epidemic. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention reports that nearly three thousand Americans die from gun violence each month, but a 1996 federal law bars the CDC from conducting research on guns that Congress worries could be used to advocate for gun control.

Adam Goldstein is a UNC professor of family medicine and co-author of two recent studies investigating the tie between gun violence and public health. He’s looking at the role physicians play in evaluating their patients’ fitness to carry firearms.

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