COMMENT:

The road to the bold gun reform we're now witnessing is littered with compelling
evidence and expert advice that was ignored. A new book exposes how vested
interests and political inertia have repeatedly cheated us of positive changes for
prevention that could save and improve thousands of lives every year. What will
it take to break through?

The usual political road to prevention looks like this: An independent report or
government inquiry makes strong recommendations for policies and actions on a
major issue such as guns, alcohol, or obesity; vested interests lobby hard against
the recommended prevention measures; politicians buckle under the pressure;
minor, ineffectual changes are