gun violence

Courtesy Luis Gonzalez

John Broughton has contended with gun violence for as long as he can remember, as a witness, a loved one, and at times, a would-be shooter. Here, his grandfather Luis Gonzalez explains how gun violence has shaped John's life and those of three generations of their family in Miami.

Illustration-Camila Kerwin

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In the past decade, more than 850 children and teenagers were rushed to Ryder Trauma Center at Jackson Memorial Hospital in Miami. 

Carl Juste / Miami Herald

Martin Luther King Jr. Day in Miami-Dade ended on a note of violence Monday afternoon after a shooting left at least eight people injured at a park that bears the late civil rights leader's name.

David Santiago / El Nuevo Herald

Days after a gunman killed five people at Fort Lauderdale-Hollywood International Airport, Broward County commissioners held a closed-door meeting Tuesday to talk about airport security.

Florida law allows local governments to close meetings about security at facilities owned or leased by the state or county.

Every year in the U.S., more than 30,000 people die from things related to guns.

That puts guns ahead of HIV, Parkinson's disease, malnutrition, hypertension, intestinal infection, peptic ulcer, anemia, viral hepatitis, biliary tract disease, atherosclerosis and fires. Yet, the funding for research on gun violence lags far behind other leading causes of death, according to a study published Tuesday in the Journal of the American Medical Association.

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