So, fellow Jackals,
I’ve got a piece up today in the Boston Globe on what firearm-suicides tell us about who is most at risk from a gun in the home. The answer leaps out of the numbers — 2/3 gun deaths in the US are self-inflicted, and another notable fraction are murders within or close to the gun household.
What caught my eye amidst those numbers is the attempt by public health figures to frame the discussion of guns in gun-friendly states around safety rather than control. So I wrote about it.
Trigger warning: an unhappy painting and more on a tough subject below the fold.
ETA: switched out the art to be slightly less on-the-nose.