“One thing that we can do is vote for the candidates who are talking about this issue and who are committed to ending this epidemic in this country and who are committed to supporting the kind of programs and policies that matter,” [Johns Hopkins Center for Gun Violence Solutions co-director Josh] Horwitz said.
More funding for gun violence research is crucial for better understanding the root causes and best interventions, [the American Academy of Family Physicians Dr. Tochi] Iroku-Malize said.
“I can’t emphasize enough the importance of funding for gun violence research,” she said. “At the end of the day, we need more research to examine the root causes of firearms violence — that’s why it’s critical that Congress fund appropriate gun violence research to prevent injuries and deaths.” …
“What most people don’t realize is that, especially at the state level, individualized contact with state legislators can pay huge dividends,” Horwitz said. “If you care about gun violence prevention, make a call, send a personalized email and look for opportunities to have face-to-face meetings with legislators.”