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The Do Gooders Podcast

Oct 21, 2019

It’s no secret that the role of guns in violence and what should be done about it are subjects of intense debate in the U.S.

And it’s an important one as some 100 people die by firearm every day in our country.

It’s an issue Dr. Daniel Webster has studied throughout his career, including now as a Professor of Health Policy and Management at the Johns Hopkins University Bloomberg School of Public Health and the Director of the Johns Hopkins Center for Gun Policy and Research. 

As one of the nation’s leading experts on firearm policy and the prevention of gun violence, Dr. Webster has published numerous articles on youth gun acquisition, adolescent violence prevention, intimate partner violence and sensible firearm policy.

As The Baltimore Sun said about him: “Gun control policy tends to be dominated by emotion and ideology. Dr. Webster has become a leader by approaching the debate with data and reason.”

In this episode, he talks about the epidemic of gun violence, the misperceptions surrounding the issue and evidence-based approaches to addressing it.


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