Firearm Violence Perspective from the Injury Prevention Committee
Our world has an unfortunately long history of violence. There have been countless wars and currently, there are multiple wars in the world. The war in Ukraine has caused 3,998 civilian deaths and 4,693 injuries to date, figures that continue to escalate daily.1 The wars in Myanmar, Pakistan, Afghanistan, Congo, Chad, Somalia, and Ethiopia are just as devastating, even if they do not get as much media coverage. Additionally, in communities across the globe, people suffer daily forms of violence.
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