- Death rates from gunshots went up 6% on average every two years from 2000-13
- Doctors blame the kinds of guns used, which are more powerful and shoot more bullets
- It is time for this "hidden public health issue" to come out of the shadows, a study argues
(CNN)The loss of so much life in the Orlando shootings is exceptional, but the kind of bullet wounds and the extreme nature of the physical trauma that people suffered in this incident is not as uncommon as it was even a decade ago, according to new study. And it is time for this "hidden public health issue" to come out of the shadows, the authors argue.