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Date:3/6/2013

"if it were robust and if its meaning were clear." He said the study provides "no firm guidance."

"Do the laws work or not? If so, which ones?" he said. "Should policymakers enact the entire package? Some part? Which part?"

Wintemute called for improvements in the way research into gun violence is conducted, including better data and better data systems.

"To prevent firearm violence, our research efforts must be substantial and sustained," he wrote.

More than 30,000 people die each year in the United States from gun-related injuries.

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The American College of Emergency Physicians has more about gun-related deaths and injuries.

-- Robert Preidt

SOURCE: JAMA Internal Medicine, news release, March 6, 2013


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