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.
Zach Stewart talks about his recent trip to Seattle, WA, where activists are trying to pass Initiative 594 to expand background checks to guns bought at gun shows and online.
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.
The next time you hear the corporate gun lobby try to obstruct the enactment of new common sense gun laws by claiming, “We just need to enforce the laws on the books,” remind them of what they did in Kansas.