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Garen Wintemute

Garen Wintemute

Garen Wintemute is a pioneer in the field of injury epidemiology and the prevention of firearm violence. His work helped create the public health approach to violence prevention. Dr. Wintemute is VPRP’s director and now also directs UCFC, the University of California Firearm Violence Research Center. He is a practicing emergency medicine physician.

COMMENTARY
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Commentary: What are ‘ghost guns,’ a target of Biden’s anti-crime effort?

By: - June 14, 2021

It’s not expensive or difficult to produce large numbers of untraceable firearms in the United States. Whether for private use, sale on the criminal market, or arming violent extremists, it’s actually startlingly cheap and easy to mass-produce firearms that police can’t track – what are often called “ghost guns.” For just over $2,000 I can […]