Live Chat: The Science of Gun Violence

See below for the chat box. Join us each Thursday at 3 p.m. EST for a live conversation with leading scientists and expert reporters.
Today's Topic

Each year, roughly 30,000 people in the United States die of firearm-related homicides and suicides. When President Barack Obama recently unveiled his ambitious gun control agenda, he called the death toll “a public health crisis” and ended a 17-year freeze on federally funded gun violence research. What are the risk factors for gun violence? How can we prevent it? And who should study these questions?

Join us for a live chat at 3 p.m. EST on Thursday, 31 January, on this page with two scientists who are asking big questions about gun violence in the United States. Got questions? Leave them in the comment box below before the chat starts. The full text of the chat will be archived on this page.

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Today's Guests

Garen Wintemute

Jon Vernick

Mark Rosenberg

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