Gun violence stands as a major epidemic currently plaguing the United States. According to Gun Violence Archive, to date, there have been over 13,500 gun-related deaths in the U.S. this year, including 172 mass shootings – and we’re only in April. No matter what side you stand on the political spectrum when it comes to gun control, there’s no doubting that gun violence is having a deleterious impact on public well being. But just how big of an impact is it having? To shed light on this important, and timely issue, DocWire News Medical Lead Dr. Payal Kohli detailed the effect of gun violence on public health; exploring root causes, and possible mitigating strategies from the perspective of a physician. See what Dr. Kohli had to say.