Gun Control

Guns don't kill people, people do!

Legally owned guns are frequently stolen and used by criminals

Between 2005 and 2010, 1.4 million guns were stolen from U.S. homes during property crimes (including burglary and car theft), a yearly average of 232,400. (

Gun control laws would reduce the societal costs associated with gun violence

In 2010, there were 36,341 emergency room visits and 25,024 hospitalizations for gun injuries, costing an estimated $6.3 million. 84% of those injured by firearms are uninsured, leaving taxpayers responsible for most of those bills through programs like Medicaid. (

More gun control laws would reduce gun deaths.

There were 464,033 total guns deaths between 1999 and 2013: 270,237 suicides (58.2% of total deaths); 174,773 homicides (37.7%); and 9,983 unintentional deaths (2.2%). Guns were the leading cause of death by homicide (66.6% of all homicides) and by suicided (52.2% of all suicides). (

Guns are rarely used in 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. (