Tuesday, July 1, 2014

Gun Violence: Suicides

I've been keeping track of the rate of mass shootings lately and have noticed an increase in gun violence, but then I came across this eye-opening article and it really made me stop and re-think about an even more major issue: Suicide.

"Suicide is the leading cause of gun-related deaths across the nation in recent years. Of the 32,351 firearm deaths in 2011, nearly 20,000 were suicides." http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2014/06/29/states-gun-violence_n_5541292.html?utm_hp_ref=mostpopular Posted:

We tend to believe -especially from the news that homicides and gang activity are the highest potential gun-related problem, but if the news covered suicides the way it does violent crime, we'd see a much clearer picture of just how frequent and common suicide has become in our country. 

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