Begun Center’s Daniel Flannery discussed surge in Cleveland gun violence

A violent summer for Cleveland teens

Daniel J. Flannery

WEWS: Daniel Flannery, director of the Begun Center for Violence Prevention Research and Education, discussed a surge in gun violence among Cleveland’s youth—partly due to an overwhelming number of guns on the streets. “It’s certainly been a more persistent issue than it’s been in summers in the past,” he said. “Among young people, everybody thinks that everybody else has a gun… They’re quick to use a gun before someone else uses one against them.”