By Reps. Don Beyer (D-Va.) and Grace Napolitano (D-Calif.), Congressional Mental Health Caucus Chair
September 13, 2016
This summer Americans in communities across the country have been having conversations about gun violence. Both of us work on this problem every week, and we were proud to take part in the sit-in on the House floor to demand action.
As we talk about gun violence, the conversation tends to focus on homicides and mass shootings. Yet, we forget the larger number of victims we almost never talk about: gun suicides.