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Lisa Wexler Discusses How Research on Gun Violence Can Save Lives

July 27, 2021

Professor Lisa Wexler spoke with the podcast Nature on the importance of research into gun violence.  “I think it can save lives. The impact for this sort of research can be nearly immediate,” she said. Wexler studies how communities in Alaska can reduce suicide rates in Indigenous youth by promoting gun safety measures. “If you can make it ten minutes harder to get a lethal means - in this case a loaded gun - you can save lives because a lot of suicides are impulsive, particularly youth suicides.”

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