Public health approach to the prevention of gun violence.

  title={Public health approach to the prevention of gun violence.},
  author={David Hemenway and Matthew Miller},
  journal={The New England journal of medicine},
  volume={368 21},
Public health interventions have reduced motor vehicle fatalities by 80%. The authors argue for a public health approach to prevent gun violence, including designing and manufacturing safer guns. 
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