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Sen. Rand Paul speaks to supporters during a campaign stop at Riley's Sport Shop in Hooksett, N.H. in August 2015. The shop is the largest gun dealer in the state, and owner Ralph Demicco helped create the New Hampshire Firearms Safety Coalition. (Charles Krupa/AP)
Sen. Rand Paul speaks to supporters during a campaign stop at Riley's Sport Shop in Hooksett, N.H. in August 2015. The shop is the largest gun dealer in the state, and owner Ralph Demicco helped create the New Hampshire Firearms Safety Coalition. (Charles Krupa/AP)
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Here's an alarming statistic about gun deaths we didn't hear in Sunday night's Democratic primary debate: on an average day, guns are involved with 58 suicides, compared with 32 homicides.

In a recent post on WBUR's CommonHealth blog, regular contributor Richard Knox reported that some gun dealers are finding common ground with public health workers to reduce the toll from the nation’s leading cause of gun deaths.

The project began in New Hampshire, but it’s spreading across the country.

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Richard Knox, health and science journalist. Regular contributor to WBUR's CommonHealth blog. He tweets @DickKnox.

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CommonHealth: Rare Common Ground: Gun Dealers And Public Health Workers Unite To Cut Suicides

  • "The partnership is a rare instance of common cause between gun enthusiasts and public health proponents, amid increasingly polarized public views."

This segment aired on January 18, 2016.

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