PUBLIC HEALTH: In the Dark Over Handgun Violence
State and local health departments assiduously track all kinds of illnesses and communicable diseases. Meanwhile, we remain largely in the dark about one of the leading causes of injury and death -- handgun violence. What do we really know about the circumstances of the deaths of more than 34,000 Americans slain by handguns each year? Not enough, according to this week's Stryker's Corner by California Healthline's Jeff Stryker, whose liberal knee is a-jerkin' over this hot button issue.
Stryker's Corner is a regular Monday feature in California Healthline. Columnist Jeff Stryker takes readers behind the headlines, with in-depth articles, guest editorials and interviews with California newsmakers. Click here for more on Stryker and this feature.
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