Could The Strategies That Worked For Tobacco Control Also Work For Gun Reform?

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The gun rights lobby often pits gun-owners and non-gun-owners against each other, even though recent demonstrates that the two groups overwhelmingly support the same gun control policies. Changing the narrative and shifting the frame to one of a public health matter and highlighting commonalities could help advance policies and reduce gun violence.

"If gun owners and non-gun owners can come to understand each other and unite on behalf of public health and the public's right to safety, America has a hope of overcoming our current epidemic of gun violence. If anyone can help make that happen, it’s Michael Siegel."

Author: Rebecca Steinitz.

Outlet: WBUR

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