PRO GUN CONTROL

To conquer a nation, first disarm its citizens

More gun control would reduce gun deaths

  • 464,033 total deaths caused by gun from 1999-2013 (procon.org)
  • 12th leading cause of all deaths (procon.org)
  • American children under 15 are nine times more likely to die of gun accidents than children in other advanced countries (procon.org)
  • We lose 32,000 Americans every year to gun violence every year (Ladd Everitt)
  • In the US guns are used for homicides more than any other country (CNN)
  • US gun violence kills more than terrorism (CNN)

Protect women from domestic abusers and stalkers

  • Five women are murdered per day in America with guns (procon.org)
  • Risk of murder increases 500% if gun is accessible in domestic dispute (procon.org)
  • Between 2001-2012, 6,410 women were killed with a gun by intimate partner (procon.org)
  • American women are 11.4 times more likely to be gun homicide victims (procon.org)
  • Over past 25 years, more intimate partner homicides in the U.S. have been committed with guns than all other weapons combined (everytownresearch.org)
  • In 35 states, state law does not prohibit all people convicted of misdemeanor domestic violent crimes/restraining orders from buying or using guns (everytownresearch.org)
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Guns are rarely used in self-defense

  • One out of three guns are not used millions of time each year in self defense (Hemenway)
  • Only 258 homicides in 2012 were justifiable out of 8,342 homicides. (Huffington Post)
  • In 13 states there were no justifiable homicides in 2012 (Violence Policy Center)
  • Between 2007 and 2011, only 103,000 protected themselves with a threat of use or use of firearms out of 84,495,500 (procon.org)
  • For every criminal killed in self-defense, 34 innocent people die (The Washington Post)
  • For every 1 justifiable gun homicide in 2012, there were 34 criminal gum homicides, 78 gun suicides, and 2 accidental gun deaths (The Washington Post)
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