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Now Available! Reducing Gun Violence in America

  • 14 May 2019
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Now Available! Reducing Gun Violence in America
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You can be one of the first people to enroll in Reducing Gun Violence in America: Evidence for Change.

According to Gun Violence Archive, 4,971 people in the United States have died from gun violence in 2019, as of May 13. This includes 207 children and 927 teens.

Dr. Daniel W. Webster, a leading expert on gun violence prevention and policy course, is one of the instructors for the course, which is "is designed to provide learners with the best available science and insights from top scholars across the country as well as the skills to understand which interventions are the most effective to offer a path forward for reducing gun violence in our homes, schools, and communities."

Guns and gun violence are sensitive topics in the U.S. If you live here, you've seen how polarizing this topic can be. If you live elsewhere, I'm sure you've heard news about gun violence in the U.S. As the course instructors have pointed out: "please remember that gun violence is something that affects every person differently. It’s important to understand that this course is intended to generate productive and meaningful conversation."

To read more about the course, check out this National Public Radio (NPR) article: Free Gun Violence Prevention Course Launches To Educate Young Activists.

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@Laura Hi Laura, I can appreciate what your saying coming from a country where there isn't as much sensitivity as there is in America, because yes there are firearms used in the UK but not as much , although it has been taken about and some used them more over the years here as Im sure Claire would tell you, you raise a good point really I think if youve never experienced a thing as eg the extensive use of firearms such as in USA it's difficult to make constructive comments because ts only when you really experience such things you can only appreciate the topic of conversation and respect the views of people . This is why I thinker Pierce Morgan left CNN because although he was over there at the time of the horrific shootings, he's very opinionated and tended to not take I think Americas Views 100% into consideration before opening hi mouth , I think he should've engaged his brain 😀Seriously though we know what the outcome of him being opinionated was , we can accept it do a degree in UK but as little as I know about USA , I tdont think people are asv used to it , unless you count the leader of your country, and I'm saying no more on that subject because you know people have different views on that. But getting back to the subject of CNN of which I brought into the subject off firearms , so apologies for that. I still think Larry King was the best 😉
@Paul Agree on Larry King! We certainly have way fewer gun related incidents in the UK, but now we have the knives. I suppose tackling violence in general is sorely neede
@Lochcarron Hi Lochcarron regarding knives,we certainly now have our fair share of people using them inUK in fact I didn’t realise they were used so much in the UK until Donal Tr
Tump highlighted it in one of his speeches but now I watch the news and they seem to be an everyday occurrence. Personally I often wonder if it’s overtaken guns in the states since that speech I was referring to was made but I not living in the States may be wrong.
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Thanks, @Paul and @Lochcarron.

I was a senior in high school (my last year of secondary school) when the Columbine school shooting occurred. I was the same age as the students who carried out the killings. At the time, it was shocking and scary.

What is even more shocking and scary is how commonplace such mass shootings have become in this country. It's been 20 years since the Columbine school shooting. Now, just as schools have drills for how to stay safe in the event of a fire (or in some places, a tornado, earthquake, etc.), there are drills for what to do in the case of an active shooter.