Gun deaths hit record high in the US; most in Utah are suicides

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SALT LAKE CITY — Gun deaths in the United States hit a record high in the first year of the pandemic. Now a new report shows they climbed even higher in 2021.

Homicides and mass shootings typically dominate the headlines. But the majority of these fatal shootings — both nationally and in Utah — were suicides, shows a new analysis out this week from Johns Hopkins University’s Center for Gun Violence Solutions.Its authors noted that many believed the numbers would dip after the 2020 spike .”This, unfortunately, was not the case,” they wrote.Nationally, more than 26,000 […]

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