Here is a statistic that surprises many people. Most gun deaths in the country, 19,990 - more than 60%, are suicides. If we want to reduce deaths caused by guns, we need to put as much focus on the preventing gun suicides as we do on gun homicides.
I remember sitting on my grandmother’s lap as a child – one of her hands on my back, the other holding a cigarette. It’s surprising sometimes to think about the large shifts we’ve made in health-related behaviors in just one generation.