With the Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School massacre only five months back already a fading memory and the next mass shooting closing in–me, you, who?–we must keep the tragedy of gun craziness alive.
If you hate gun violence check out http://everytown.org and join. Some of their facts:
Every day 96 Americans, 13,000 a year, die by guns!
For every 1 killed by guns 2 are injured!
62% of suicides are by guns!
7 children and teens are killed every day by guns!
Every month 50 women are shot to death by a husband or partner!
Black males are 13 more times to be killed by guns than white males!
A gun in the home increases the chance of a woman being killed 5 times!
America’s gun homicide rate is 25 times that of the average high-income country, 7 times second place Canada, 361 times Japan and Korea!
Google “mass shooting statistics in the United States–Washington Post” for a June 29 update.
On the heels of Parkland, knowing this too will blow over, with NRA checkbooks out, Trump and Congress said, “Now is not the time to act.” Pardon me that’s Bullshit! Now is the time to act!
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