Studying gun violence is the only way to figure out how to stop it – but we don't | The Conversation

It seems that not a week passes without a new report of a mass shootingin the United States.

The gun epidemic, long simmering, has in the past few weeks seemed to reach a new phase in the public discourse. The shootings in San Bernardino, California occasioned a nearly unprecedented front-page editorial in The New York Times, the country’s “paper of record,” together with comments, once again, from the president, urging congress to act on regulating firearms and firearm violence.