Gun Violence and COVID-19 in 2020: A Year of Colliding Crises

May 07, 2021
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The United States has seen the collision of two major public health crises over the past year: COVID-19 and gun violence. We still don't fully understand how damaging this collision has been, and we don't yet fully know how it will continue to affect Americans. But what we do know is the effects have been far-ranging. For one, the pandemic has had a pronounced impact on gun violence in the United States as both homicides and unintentional shootings increased to record levels in 2020.