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Ask the experts: How are guns, violence and domestic violence connected?


The United States is home to 4 percent of the world’s population, but owns 40 percent of the world’s guns. There were 43,538 gun deaths in America in 2020, and at least 611 mass shooting events, the most on record, according to the Gun Violence Archive. Among the reasons for those statistics was an increase in domestic violence. What’s behind this increase? How are guns, violence and domestic violence connected? At 2:15 p.m. ET on Tuesday, June 15, join PBS NewsHour’s William Brangham, U.C. Davis Medical Center’s Dr. Garen Wintemute, Michigan State University’s April Zeoli and My Sister’s House CEO Tosha Connors as they take your questions on gun violence and domestic violence in America.

Warning: This conversation will include discussion of domestic and gun violence.

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