Gun violence researchers becoming an endangered species
Oct 11, 2015 5:10 PM -
Currently, guns rank among the top five killers of people ages 1 to 64, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. Deaths from gunfire have been holding steady at about 32,000 a year, with nearly half of them occurring in the South. But while the rates for gun murders and unintentional shooting deaths have been falling, firearm suicides -- which account for 60 percent of gun deaths -- have been rising.