The most effective way to reduce gun violence without significantly curtailing Second Amendment rights is to treat the problem as a public health issue, like smoking or drunken driving, rather trying to profile potential shooters, according to a report released Thursday by a panel of experts who were commissioned by the American Psychological Association to study the issue in the wake of the Newtown, Connecticut, massacre.

The author would agree that the best way to reduce gun violence is:

To treat violence as a public health issue.

Explanation

The passage points out that this issue needs to be addressed as a public health issue in the similar way we recognize smoking and drunken driving. Profiling potential shooters, just reducing smoking and drunken driving, or just contacting the American Psychological Association is not going to solve the problem.

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