MORE GUN CONTROL LAWS

WE ARE KILLING OUR OWN KIND

Makes Crime More Lethal

  • Ranges From Gun Accidents & Suicides To Homicides & Mass Shootings
  • We Lose More Than 32,000 Americans To Gun Violence Every Year. That's About An Average Of 87 Deaths A Day (Everitt)
  • 70,000 Victims Are Permanently Disabled. Their Medical Care Goes Up To About 4 billion dollars (Collazo)
  • "Guns Certainly Don't Cause Crime, But The Fact That They Are Easily Available Does Make Crimes More Lethal" (Everitt)
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  • 40% Of Gun Sales Are Conducted Without Background Checks (Everitt)
  • Gives Criminals People With The Wrong Intentions A Free Pass To Arm Themselves
  • Shooters Purchase Guns Even Though They Display Red Flags
  • Legally Owned Guns Are Frequently Stolen And Used By Criminals (Procon)

Rarely Used For Self Defense

  • Of the 29,618,300 violent crimes committed between 2007 and 2011, 0.79% of victims (235,700) protected themselves with a threat of use or use of a firearm, the least-employed protective behavior (Procon)
  • In 2010 there were 230 "justifiable homicides" in which a private citizen used a firearm to kill a felon, compared to 8,275 criminal gun homicides (or, 36 criminal homicides for every "justifiable homicide") (Procon)