Suicide is the second leading cause of death among people under 35 in the United States. Yet, healthcare professionals rarely discuss firearm safety with their patients, according to new research by Northeastern professor Matt Miller. “The biggest risk of having a gun in the home is that someone will kill themselves,” he says.
A modest increase in the number of people who store firearms in their homes safely could help to save the lives of hundreds of children each year, according to a new study conducted by Northeastern professor Matthew Miller. “What we don’t know,” he says, “is how to appeal to parents’ desire to protect their children in a way that gets them to store guns more safely.”