NBC News | January 5, 2016
The White House and public health experts have likened gun research to the work that led to seat belt laws. As with car accidents, gun violence isn’t a disease but it is a major killer, said Lawrence Gostin of Georgetown University’s O’Neill Institute for National and Global Health Law.
“Firearm injuries are, first and foremost, a public health problem. We can and should use the law as a tool to prevent and control firearm injuries.” Gostin said.