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Gun Control Is a Public Health Issue, Experts Say
NBC News

Public health experts and scientists celebrated President Barack Obama’s gun plan Tuesday, saying firearm safety is clearly a public health issue and urging Congress to embrace science in the fight for gun-law reform.

Obama, surrounded by victims of recent mass shootings, detailed a series of executive orders aimed at keeping guns out of the hands of dangerous buyers.

“With more research, we could further improve gun safety. Just as with more research, we’ve reduced traffic fatalities enormously over the last 30 years,” Obama said Tuesday.

“We do research when cars, food, medicine, even toys harm people so that we make them safer. And you know what — research, science — those are good things. They work.”