Protesters for better gun control marched in January from the U.S. Capitol to the Washington Monument. In June 2014, the journal Preventive Medicine published a paper from Centers for Disease Control and Prevention researchers saying deaths from gunfire have been holding steady at about 32,000 a year. Firearm suicides account for 60 percent of gun deaths, and those are rising. A new Violence Policy Center report notes that murder-suicides — 93 percent involved a gun — claimed more than 1,200 lives in 2014. Susan Walsh The Associated Press
Protesters for better gun control marched in January from the U.S. Capitol to the Washington Monument. In June 2014, the journal Preventive Medicine published a paper from Centers for Disease Control and Prevention researchers saying deaths from gunfire have been holding steady at about 32,000 a year. Firearm suicides account for 60 percent of gun deaths, and those are rising. A new Violence Policy Center report notes that murder-suicides — 93 percent involved a gun — claimed more than 1,200 lives in 2014. Susan Walsh The Associated Press

Murder-suicides claim distressingly high number of Americans

November 02, 2015 12:32 PM

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