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Hopkins researchers to launch free online class focused on gun violence prevention

Hopkins researchers to launch free online class focused on gun violence prevention

Daniel Webster has been studying gun violence for three decades. He’s read about more mass shooting than he can count. He’s watched homicide rates spike and fall and spike again.

After all those years immersed in the issue, Webster said he’s never witnessed anything like he did March 24, when he joined hundreds of thousands of people — many of them teenagers — who converged on Washington to honor those killed in the Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School massacre and call for tighter gun control.

“This is a really unique time and a unique coalescence of committed people,” Webster said. “You can tell we’re not going to do this for a year and then move onto other things. I believe...

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