Health experts in the United States have claimed that the best way to reduce gun violence is to treat it as a social disease even as analysts said that there was no "simple formula" for preventing gun-related crimes.
Gun control laws in the US are firmly in focus following a spate of violence over the last month including the Colorado theatre shooting where 12 people lost their lives and the Sikh temple shooting in Wisconsin which left six people dead.
AdvertisementA number of experts across the country say that gun violence should be seen as a public health issue and merit a science-based, pragmatic approach instead of simply making the existing gun laws strict.
The view has been backed by a number of other analysts, including Paul Barrett who authored a book detailing the history of Glock handgun. "There's a relationship between the presence of guns and the lethality of crime, but there is not a cause-and-effect, simple formula that will solve crime problems by simply regulating, in slightly different ways, how easily you can acquire a gun", he said.