Sunday, January 26, 2014

Buy a gun after break-ends? No, get a dog..............

A public library is a practical place, stocked with reference materials, maps, computers and magazines.

So it’s no surprise that a library event on gun violence Saturday has a practical air – what are the facts and how can people reduce deaths and injuries?

“Firearm injuries and deaths are not a political issue,” said Tamera Coyne-Beasley, a pediatrician at UNC Health Care. “This is a public health issue.”

Coyne-Beasley said the community should tackle gun violence the same way as tobacco-related illnesses and automobile accidents: look for many ways, sometimes small ways, to reduce harm.

“There’s no silver bullet,” she said. “We just have to act incrementally, bit by bit.”

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