Cool Science Radio welcomes Gemma Tarlach, Senior Editor of Discover Magazine whose September/October cover story is titled: The Science of Gun Violence. For every death due to firearms, the U.S. spends about $63 on firearm research. In contrast, research spending on motor vehicle deaths is about $1,000 per fatality. Since publicly funding the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration traffic accidents are down dramatically and yet there has been almost no publicly funded research on firearm injuries. Is it time for a more scientific approach to understanding this problem?