Gun Violence Is A Criminal Action

On October 9, the National Shooting Sports Foundation (NSSF) released the results of a scientific poll showing an overwhelming majority of Americans–84 percent–believe “gun violence” is a criminal action, not a public health issue.  According to the NSSF, 84% of poll respondents believe the solution to gun violence is “criminal justice,” not treatment similar to that which “viruses” receive.  Moreover, 88% of respondents believe the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) should not even “spend resources studying the use of guns in crime.”  They believe that those resources should be spent studying such things as diseases and epidemics instead.