Americans dead from gun violence - Business Insider. REUTERS/Kevin LamarqueUS President Barack Obama.
During a Thursday press conference on a shooting at a community college in Oregon, US President Barack Obama asked the media to compare the number of Americans killed by terror attacks to the number killed by gun violence. "News organizations, tally up the number of Americans who have been killed through terrorist attacks over the last decade, and the number of Americans who have been killed by gun violence," Obama said.
"Post those side by side on your news reports. " Many more Americans are killed by gun violence than terror attacks. A Child Is Shot To Death Every Other Day In The U.S. A gun in the home increases the risk of accidents. So does a gun next door. GunFAIL CXXXIV. Four of the 55 guns discovered by TSA agents at airports around the country, from 8/7/15 through 8/13/15.
It was a relatively quiet week, with only 26 incidents listed at publication time. But the toll was a heavy one on the home front. Federal firearms license. Gun deaths shaped by race in America. By Dan Keating Gun deaths are shaped by race in America.
Whites are far more likely to shoot themselves, and African Americans are far more likely to be shot by someone else. Lax gun laws make domestic violence worse. Law Center to Prevent Gun Violence – Gun Law Information Experts. People carrying hidden, loaded handguns in public create unnecessary risks of intentional or accidental shootings.
The presence of concealed guns increases the risk that everyday disagreements will escalate into shootouts, especially in places where disputes frequently occur—in bars, at sporting events, and in traffic. Permissive concealed carry laws violate the shared expectation that public places will be safe environments free from guns and gun violence. Over the past 30 years, states across the country have dramatically weakened their laws regulating the carrying of concealed weapons by private citizens (“CCW laws”).
These changes have significantly expanded the number of people who have permits to carry hidden, loaded handguns (“CCW permits”) and the number of public locations in which they may be carried. Some Uncomfortable Numbers About Guns in America. What's so bad about Americans having all these guns?
The murder rate is at an all-time low, right? Well, sort of. More like emergency medical treatment efficacy is at an all-time high. As the gun debate reaches a fevered pitch, from Washington to Twitter to Newtown and back again, in the wake of the Sandy Hook school shootings, here is some much needed context: Popularity.