Better scientific evidence is needed to address critical questions about
firearms and violence, according to a recent report from the National Research
Council (NRC), Firearms and Violence: A Critical Review (http://books.nap.edu/catalog/10881.html). “Answers
to some of the most pressing questions cannot be addressed with existing data
and research methods,” concludes the NRC’s Committee on Law and
Justice, which prepared the report.
Cole TB. Report Highlights Barriers to Research on Firearms and Violence. JAMA. 2005;293(6):667. doi:10.1001/jama.293.6.667