A: 100 people die and 200 are injured each day across the US. Most deaths (~2/3) are suicide; these are mostly white middle-aged men from rural areas.
#DomesticViolence deaths from firearm injury are estimated at ~50/month.
And firearm injury is the 2nd leading cause of death for American youth.
A: No. This is about so much more. Sure, it’s about access to illegal guns and enforcement of laws; but some of the greatest work isn't about guns at all, but is about the underlying issues
A: Those are all important. No one thinks we should talk about gun violence INSTEAD OF these other issues. Instead, we’re advocating for it to be talked about – and approached – the SAME. With science.
A: Prohibition of alcohol didn’t work. American culture is such that prohibition of guns won’t work either. There are 330 million guns in circulation already (most of them, safely used). We need REAL solutions, not bans.
A: We are smarter than this. Few Americans want their kids or their families at risk. And the movement has both gun owners and non-gun owners involved.