Reviving Research to Prevent Gun Violence

Below, please read and share this stirring article published in the New England Journal of Medicine written by Mark Barden's cousin, Chana A. Sacks, M.D.

In her piece, she highlights the timeline in which research on gun violence prevention was suppressed further and further, beginning in the 1980s, leading all the way to 2011 and the present day. Dr. Sacks advocates for increased funding and research on gun violence prevention in memory of Daniel Barden, and all of the children lost on December 14th, 2012.

She says, "As a hurting cousin and as a determined physician, I believe there is a path to better understanding and to reducing firearm-related violence. Armed with rigorously gathered data, we can elucidate pathways, identify targets, and develop interventions that may prevent other families from becoming part of a growing group whose lives have been transformed by gun violence."

Please read and share her piece at this link: