It is difficult to tie together topics as diverse as gun violence, the impact of Affordable Care Act (ACA) reforms on Native American health care, cord blood policies, and health care for immigrants. Nonetheless, this wide-ranging issue does just that and offers, as a whole, an illustration of the large and complex world of health policy and politics. The article “Common Sense or Gun Control?,” by Emma McGinty, Julia Wolfson, Tara Kirk Sell, and Daniel Webster, asks how the framing of firearm protection policies influences public opinion. While not all our readers are specifically interested in gun control policies (though one would be hard-pressed to argue against their importance), JHPPL published several articles in volume 40 (2015) on the role of framing, and as we begin volume 41, those articles should ideally be brought together with this new one, as we think...

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