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Create a constructive dialogue, drive cutting-edge research, and shape public policy to end gun violence.

The Activist Lab’s goals around the issues of guns and gun violence are: To EDUCATE about the widespread harm that gun violence causes individuals, communities, economies, and beyond. To create INNOVATIVE programming and solutions that generate successful dialogue on guns and their place in our society. To ADVOCATE for common sense gun legislation to end the violence

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The Activist Lab at the BU School of Public Health is a vehicle to practice real world public health, which means we've always got something going on. Get caught up on what's going on with our work on gun violence!

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Gun Violence: Resources to Take Action

In 2017 alone, there have already been 307 verified mass shootings in the US. More broadly, there have been more than 13,000 firearm-related deaths, more than 26,000 injuries, and more than 1,600 accidental shootings. While it is mass shootings that get the most attention, we must not forget that 93 Americans are killed by guns each day, three times … Continue reading "Town Hall For Our Lives"