Author Affiliation: Dr Wintemute is director of the Violence Prevention Research Program, University of California, Davis.
Through the late 1980s and early 1990s, a true epidemic of firearm-related
interpersonal violence developed in the United States. Commentators noted
that the concurrent decline in motor vehicle–related injuries had resulted
from a comprehensive intervention strategy rooted in the principles of public
health and disease prevention. They proposed similar strategies for preventing
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