Thursday, March 16, 2017

93 people per day--->guns

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Every day in the US, about 93 people are killed by guns.

In Santa Monica, a young man who had just graduated from high school in June 2016 was shot and killed on February 26 about half a mile from where I live.

Juan Castillo, may you rest in peace.

36,252 Americans were killed by guns in 2015.

Our gun homicide rate is 25 times higher than that of any other developed, prosperous nation.

Why?  Because we allow guns to be made and sold everywhere.  

Some of these deaths were accidental.  141 children were killed in unintentional shootings in 2015.

Go to the Brady Campaign's website for more information.

The website has t-shirts in memory of the Pulse nightclub shooting and various bumper stickers.

It has good news, too.

A federal appeals court struck down an NRA-backed Florida law that prevented doctors from talking to their patients about the risks of guns.

In fact, 9 out of 10 guns used in crimes can be traced to just 5% of the gun dealers in the US.

Do your part to reduce gun crime.

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