People across the political spectrum acknowledge that no one knows exactly what policies or programs would substantially reduce individual gun deaths and mass killings. Without well-conducted research, we will never find out. As a physician, I applaud President
This action removes legal barriers to systematic studies of the multiple contributors to gun-related deaths and injuries and the effects of violence in media including video games. In recent testimony before Congress, representatives of the
Physicians are taught to practice evidence-based medicine, to prevent waste and error and save lives. The public deserves evidence-based policy — on guns, in particular — to achieve the same goals.