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
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.