Facts about guns:
1. Most gun owners keep and use them responsibly.
2. Policies and laws cannot eliminate gun deaths.
3. There are more gun murders per person in the United States than any other developed country.
4. 270 people have been killed in mass shootings in the United States since 1989. Thirty-eight of the dead were children. Six of the assailants were children themselves.
5. Numerous studies prove that more guns lead directly to higher crime rates, especially homicides.
6. A gun is 12 times more likely to result in the death of a household member or guest than an intruder.
7. Annually, there are about 12,000 gun homicides and 19,000 gun suicides in the United States.
8. There have been about 2,500 violent gun deaths in the United States since Sandy Hook.
9. It’s harder to kill 10 people with a knife than a gun.
10. If we could reduce gun deaths by 10 percent, we would save 3,100 lives in a single year — more than were killed on 9/11.
11. The NRA, through its allies in Congress, has prohibited the Centers for Disease Control from performing research on data about gun safety.
12. There is about one gun per person in the United States, more than any other nation. Yemen is a distant second.
13. If having more guns makes us safer, then the United States should be the safest nation in the world.