Taking Aim at Youth Gun Violence

Orthopaedist-led grassroots effort focuses on education

Maureen Leahy

In 2012, shooting tragedies in smaller towns such as Aurora, Colo., and Newtown, Conn., raised the profile of efforts to curb gun violence in the United States. Media attention focused on the number of dead in each incident, resulting from a single shooter using a semiautomatic assault weapon with a large capacity magazine. But such events are rare and account for only a small fraction of total firearm-related deaths and injuries in the United States.

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