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An expert on trends in gun sales and gun violence in pandemic America

Most people buy guns for protection. (Mike Pont/Getty Images News via Getty Images)Gun sales have risen in recent years, particularly during the COVID-19 pandemic. On Feb. 28, 2022, SciLine interviewed Garen Wintemute – an emergency medicine physician at the University of California, Davis, Medical Center and director of the California Firearm Violence Research Center – about what’s driving this change and what gun usage and culture looks like in America two years into the pandemic. The Conversa