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The gun death problem is much larger than school shootings

Although the Parkland school shooting was the impetus for the current gun debate, guns are involved in more suicide deaths than homicide deaths, especially among older people. Only teenagers and young adults are more likely to die from gun-related homicide than suicide.

Data: Centers for Disease Control; Chart: Andrew Witherspoon / Axios

Why this matters: This data are obviously tragic. But they also indicate that our brief and extremely emotional gun control debates leave out a key part of the issue.

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