Dr. Steven H. Woolf of Virginia Commonwealth University in Richmond was chairman of a study panel on health that found that the United States suffers far more violent deaths than any other wealthy nation, in part because of the widespread possession of firearms and the practice of storing them at home in a place that is often unlocked. (AP Photo)

Dr. Steven H. Woolf of Virginia Commonwealth University in Richmond was chairman of a study panel on health that found that the United States suffers far more violent deaths than any other wealthy nation, in part because of the widespread possession of firearms and the practice of storing them at home in a place that is often unlocked. (AP Photo)