Opinion: Gun violence is a serious health issue for certain Bay Area students

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Students from Mount Diablo High School break through a gate to leave campus as they participate in a nationwide walkout to protest gun violence on Wednesday, March 14, 2018, in Concord, Calif. (Aric Crabb/Bay Area News Group)

Limiting access to guns is paramount to giving low-income students the same chance at health as those in wealthier neighborhoods.

Across our country, young people and their families are staging coordinated “March for Our Lives” demonstrations following the murder of 17 at a Florida High School to demand policymakers do more to protect them and their schools by restricting access to guns, particularly assault-style weapons.

To many, the ease of access to guns is an issue of rights to own guns and public safety.

It is also an issue of health equity.

Read the full op-ed by Delvecchio Finley and Dr. Gregory Victorino, published in The Mercury News >