Dan Romer

Dan Romer

Dan Romer is a Research Director of the Annenberg Public Policy Center, at the University of Pennsylvania.

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How does a child become a shooter? Research suggests easy access to guns increases the risk

By: and - January 13, 2023

In the aftermath of a shocking incident in which a first grader shot and seriously injured a teacher at a school in Newport News, Virginia, the city’s mayor asked the question: “How did this happen?” Some details are now known: The child took the gun from his home, and the firearm was legally purchased by […]