"Every day, 297 people in America are shot ... It's time for Congress to finish the job and expand Brady background checks to stop criminals and other dangerous people from getting guns in America."Now, if you have the initiative to take the time and the motivation of an open mind to learn facts, go on over to read the entire Key Gun Violence Statistics web page.
"In one year ... Over 108,000 (108,476) people in America are shot ... Millions of guns are sold every year in 'no questions asked' transactions. Experts estimate that 40 percent of guns now sold in America are done so without a Brady background check."
Roaming the internet, I came across another interesting web page on this general topic. Here is an excerpt from that article:
"Lankford found a strong correlation between gun ownership in America and violence. The U.S. ranks first in gun ownership in the world, with surveys suggesting the rate to be 88.8 firearms for every 100 people in America, or 270 million total firearms within borders. (At a distant second is Yemen, with 54.8 firearms per 100 people; the numbers tumble after that.) There have been 292 public mass shooters who have killed a minimum of four people between 1966 and 2012. And when you narrow shootings down to just those that occur at school and work, American incidences account for 62% of global cases.Again, if you have the initiative to take the time and the motivation of an open mind to learn, read the entire article by going on over to Why the U.S. Has 31% of the World’s Mass Shootings.
I could not believe what I read in another article in which this statement was made:
"The case is still under investigation. Does it matter? As long as the NRA (National Rifle Association) is allowed to buy lawmakers who refuse to challenge current gun background laws—nothing changes."Go on over to read the article for yourself; it is:
Man guns down Waffle House server after she asks him not to smoke inside—are you keeping count, NRA?
Damn the gun!