In 2017, I was a First Sergeant in the Air Force. My brother Adam was serving in the Marine Corps at that time as a Lance Corporal. Unfortunately, that year I lost my brother to gun suicide. And in the year that followed, several other Veterans that I was friends with and served with died by gun suicide. It was a really hard time, but it got me thinking how Veterans can help one another and prevent more tragedies.
One way we can do so is by encouraging each other to store our guns securely. In my house, I store my weapons for the safety of not only myself but also my family. It is a simple step that can keep us safe and add an extra line of defense against gun suicide.