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New gun-violence research agenda unveiled
The December 2012 shootings in Newtown, Conn., reignited an urgent national conversation on stopping gun violence. But when lawmakers, activists, reporters and concerned citizens looked for research to guide them in what measures do and do not work, they noticed something curious: Although public health researchers were churning out an abundance of intriguing studies in the late 1980s and early 1990s, that research pretty much dried up around 1997.
By Melissa Healy
June 6, 2013