"Missouri’s gun death rate — 21.3 per every 100,000 residents — is among the highest in the nation. More than 1,300 Missourians died in 2017 from gun-related injuries, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.
"But despite those numbers, there’s much less research on the causes and effects of gun violence than cancer or car accidents"
The Missouri Foundation for Health and a national think tank are commissioning $1.5 million in grants for researchers to study the causes and effects of Missouri's gun violence epidemic. Foundation representatives hope the research will better inform policymakers on the best ways to prevent people from dying, said Jessi LaRose, a senior strategist at the St.