What is the cure for the gun-violence epidemic?

By , Daily Memphian Updated: May 16, 2021 4:00 AM CT | Published: May 16, 2021 4:00 AM CT
<strong>Dr. Peter Fischer, medical director at Regional One Health Medical Center, said normally the number of gunshot wounds that staff treat in the trauma center begins to rise with spring and summer temperatures.&nbsp;&ldquo;Gunshot wounds used to be late at night, most often on Friday and Saturday night,&rdquo; he said. &ldquo;Now, they&rsquo;re throughout the entire day.&rdquo;</strong>&nbsp;(Mark Weber/Daily Memphian)

Dr. Peter Fischer, medical director at Regional One Health Medical Center, said normally the number of gunshot wounds that staff treat in the trauma center begins to rise with spring and summer temperatures. “Gunshot wounds used to be late at night, most often on Friday and Saturday night,” he said. “Now, they’re throughout the entire day.” (Mark Weber/Daily Memphian)

Daily street homicides and highly publicized mass shootings have several things in common, and the easy access of guns is just one of them.

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Don Wade

Don Wade

Don Wade has been a Memphis journalist since 1998 and he has won awards for both his sports and news/feature writing. He is originally from Kansas City and is married with three sons.