Here’s another contributor to gun deaths in the US: The lack of properly stored weapons.

As “students took cover under desks, fire alarms blared and teachers barricaded classrooms,” Nikolas Cruz shot 17 people to death yesterday in a Parkland, Florida high school, Florida’s Sun Sentinel reports.

Reeling from another mass shooting on Sunday at a Las Vegas concert, the US once again confronts its recurring nightmare of gun violence. With the death toll of the deadliest mass shooting at 59 and over 500 injuries, according to Reuters, the US debate over gun violence…

Even as mass shootings and acts of terrorism generate splashy media coverage, a cadre of journalists is working to tell more nuanced stories about the types of US gun violence that are far more common—accidental and intentional shootings, and suicide.   In fact, a recent…

A must-read Huffington Post piece cuts through the often-numbing statistics on gun violence and the blur of mass-shooting stories.   Trauma surgeon Amy Goldberg, chair of Temple University Hospital’s Department of Surgery, keeps a bullet in her office that she pulled from a…

Hobbled by a lack of CDC funds for gun-related research, gun violence researchers will have an even harder time getting support under the Trump administration, says UC Davis epidemiologist Garen Wintemute.  

Two unlikely partners are teaming up to tackle a statistic rarely discussed in the US gun debate: the fact that half of all US suicide deaths are by firearms.   The National Sports Shooting Foundation and the American Foundation for Suicide Prevention will distribute…

The gun industry, backed by Donald Trump Jr., is using public health as a reason to overturn US limits on firearm silencers. Industry and gun rights advocates are re-positioning a bill allowing the sale of silencers as a means of protecting the ear drums of 55 million gun…