Protect our people not the guns

Guns don't die people do!

Guns don't cause crimes, but they do make crimes more lethal

We lose more than 32,000 Americans to gun violence every year in this country. That's an average of 87 deaths a day (Ladd Everitt). Currently, about 40 percent of guns sales are conducted without any background checks at all. That gives convicted felons, domestic abusers, and those with a dangerous history of mental illness a free pass to arm themselves.

People don't need handguns

Gun education could prevent gun use of even gun purchases. Forcing purchasers to pay for gun safety classes and having awareness classes In school could decrease gun accidents and abuse. Stricter policy with immediate action would be more effective. A shooting in Montville in which a 7-year-old got ahold of a gun and accidently shot his brother. If we were able to take guns out of homes, there would be fewer of these tragic shootings (Robert O'Donnell).

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More gun control laws are needed to protect women from domestic abusers and stalkers

Five women are murdered with guns everyday in the United States. A woman's risk of being murdered increases 500% if a gun is present during a domestic dispute(

  • Study of 23 populous high-income countries found that 86% of women killed by firearms were in the United States and American women are 11.4 times more likely to be the victims of gun homicides
  • 76% of women murdered and 85% of women who survived a murder attempt by an intimate partner were stalked in the year before the murder of murder attempt.
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More gunn control leads to fewer suicides.

Between 1999 and 2013 there were 270,237 firearm suicides in the United States. A person who wants to kill him/herself us unlikely to commit suicide with poison or a knife when a gun is unavailable. General barrier to firearm access created through state regulation can have a significant deterrent effect on male suicides rates in the United States(