Waking Up to Another (Preventable) Tragedy | HuffPost

The mass shooting Thursday at Umpqua Community College in Oregon is heartbreaking—especially for the students and families directly affected. But it is tragic in a different way for those of us in public health who have followed the trajectory of gun violence in the U.S. and tried to sound a call for change.

Firearm deaths are a preventable epidemic.

There is no other cause of death that we know how to prevent so readily—and that, time and time again, we do nothing about.

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