President Joe Biden and former President Barack Obama have become proactive in cracking down on gun violence. Sadly, the US Senate remained determined to defeat several gun safety bills, but at least some members of Congress – including the late Georgian John Lewis – staged a sit-in in the House several years ago. years to demand gun safety legislation.
Congressman Lewis also make a speech it should have shamed the whole country to fall back on gun violence. The United States Supreme Court recently refused to hear a challenge to the 2013 Connecticut law banning certain semi-automatic weapons. Some federal funding for gun safety research has resumed recently, but is still limited. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention is now resuming major funding for gun research.
Among them daily 109 gun deaths, there are on average four victims per day who are under the age of 18. The overall gun fatality rate is 4.5 per hour, or one every 13 minutes. Either way and whatever the weather, we need to reduce those 109 daily gun deaths. Nationwide background checks requiring ‘smart’ weapons, regulating the distribution of firearms and banning armor-piercing bullets would be steps in the right direction, as would more research into the details of the impact of gun violence, but sooner or later we will need to eliminate almost all guns from our country.
Look at how many Americans die from guns compared to the rest of the world. According to World population review, the annual gun death rate in the United States is 12 people per 100,000 population, five times that of France, 14 times that of Australia, 29 times that of the Netherlands, 61 times that of the Kingdom United and 610 times that of Japan. In the United States, 39,800 people die from firearms each year, compared to 1,500 in France, 206 in Australia, 72 in the Netherlands, 126 in the United Kingdom and 23 in Japan
If you look suicides with firearms, the death rate in the United States is five times that of France, 10 times that of Australia, 30 times that of the Netherlands, 46 times that of the United Kingdom. Japan has virtually no gun suicides.
All of these countries have much stricter gun laws than the United States. Australia has experienced a marked drop in gun murders and suicides since the passage of stricter gun laws that require almost all firearms to be registered by their owners.
Bringing a gun into a house to protect your family – or to be used as a gift – is more like bringing a time bomb. A supposedly normal person who owns a firearm is much more likely to comit suicide or for kill a loved one than kill a criminal. As a 2013 study by Harvard School of Medicine and School of Public Health and one study 2020 published in Current Opinion in Pediatrics Journal have shown that laws that reduce the number of firearms in our homes are accompanied by a dramatic decrease in suicides and homicides by firearms and a decrease in the number of firearms. killings of civilians by the police.
Although gun safety legislation is under review nationally and in some states, little progress has been made, and some states are weakening their gun safety laws. Recent studies in peer-reviewed medical journals have clearly shown that states with the strictest gun control laws have indeed had significantly fewer gun deaths than those with less stringent laws. .
As MP Lewis asked his colleagues in his 2017 speech, âHow many more must die? But there is no number, is there? There is no amount of blood, pain, death or suffering that would cause this Congress to act. We have moments of silence and vigil. We offer our thoughts and prayers, but it’s just a show, a placeholder until people forget.