Gun violence is a public health crisis. As dean of the Boston University School of Public Health, I often comment in the wake of mass shootings. Every time, I try to find a new way of saying what we all know: that mass shootings are a uniquely American epidemic, that we could greatly reduce their number through common sense gun laws passed at the federal level, that the political inertia around this issue is literally killing people.
I wanted to speak out about the mass shooting in Las Vegas right after it happened earlier this week. But, like so many, I did not know what to say. Then I realized I had already said it.
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