It's time for a public health solution to gun violence.
Currently, we rely primarily on individual-level solutions to try to prevent mass murders and other instances of gun violence.
Unfortunately, these methods fall short because they rely on numerous individuals to close gaps that could be closed, or narrowed, with a population-level solution.
We already have a model for these kinds of restrictions. Age requirements, tests, practice and waiting periods are required for anyone who chooses to drive a car, and penalties are imposed on those with even the slightest infraction.
The majority of Americans, including gun owners, support background checks for all gun buyers, federal mandatory waiting periods, and bans on the sale of high-capacity magazines, yet our legislators fail to act for their constituents.
It's time. Demand action.