The United States of America has a gun violence problem. Consider:
- Every year, roughly 100,000 Americans are injured and 30,000 Americans die from gun violence.
- Every day, roughly 87 people are killed from gun violence.
- Americans are 20 times more likely to be murdered with a gun than people in high-income peer countries.
- Women in our country are 11 times more likely to be killed by a gun than women in other high-income countries.
- From 2001 through 2012, 6,410 women were murdered in the United States by an intimate partner using a gun – more than the total number of U.S. troops killed in action during the entirety of the Iraq and Afghanistan wars combined.
- Every day in our country, roughly eight children and teens under the age of 20 are killed by guns.
- American children are 11 times more likely to die by guns than children in other high-income peer countries.
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Americans for Responsible Solutions is committed to commonsense changes in our laws that can help make our communities safer. We believe our leaders should: