Year: 1994 Source: The New York Times, (October 16, 1994), p.15 SIEC No: 19940476

This article discusses a public health approach being advocated as a way to slow the epidemic of violence in America. The proponents (National Center for Injury Prevention & Control) say that, armed with the facts about the danger of guns, the public will move beyond the current impasse between advocates & opponents of gun control. Similarities are drawn to shifting attitudes on smoking. Critics of the public health approach include The National Rifle Association & some prominent criminologists.