Safe Storage The Majority Of U.S. Gun Deaths Are Suicides, But A New Poll Suggests Few Americans Know It By Heath Druzin • Oct 9, 2019 Mass shootings may grab the headlines, but suicides are by far the leading category of gun death in America. However, most Americans don’t know this, according to a new national poll from APM Research Lab, Call To Mind and Guns & America. Experts say this misperception is handcuffing suicide prevention efforts. The poll asked more than 1,000 Americans what they think the leading cause of gun deaths is. Most Americans Support Safe Gun Storage Laws, According To New Poll By editor • Oct 2, 2019 A recent survey from APM Research Lab, Call To Mind and Guns & America found that most Americans — including those who own guns and those who don’t — support laws requiring gun owners to store their firearms with a lock in place. But not everyone sees storage the same way.