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Gun Control Newsletter: An Analysis

2018 News:

In December 2018 the Center for Disease Control and Prevention reported that 39,773 people in America lost their lives at the point of a gun. This is the highest annual total in twenty years! The problem is worsening.

WASHINGTON (AP) The Trump administration Tuesday banned bump stocks, the firearm attachments that allow semi-automatic weapons to fire like machine guns and were used during the worst mass shooting in modern U.S. history. The regulation gives gun owners until late March to turn in or destroy the devices. After that, it will be illegal to possess them under the same federal laws that prohibit machine guns. December 18, 2018

Representative Ted Deatch of Florida has called for enacting a bi-partisan plan, which would include an oversight committee on Gun Violence. Contact your local congressman/Congresswoman to encourage the federal government to finally step forward and address this issue

Yes the AR-15 assault weapon was not used in Thousand Oaks but it was used by the gunman who murdered eleven Jewish worshippers in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania on October 27th. The same weapon used at Sandy Hook School murders in Connecticut and at Marjorie Stoneman High School in Parkland, Florida. On March 2, 2018 President Trump's Nine Point Gun Control Plan included the need to address the availability of this and similar weapons.

March 2, 2018

A State-by-State Examination of the Economic Costs of Gun Violence by U.S. Congress Joint Economic Committee Democratic Staff

published:September 18, 2019

  • In 2017, for the first time, the rate of firearm deaths exceeded the death rate by motor vehicle accidents.1 That year, nearly 40,000 people were killed in the United States by a gun, including approximately 2,500 school-age children.
  • Sixty percent of gun deaths each year are firearm suicides.
  • The latest estimate is that gun violence imposes $229 billion in total annual costs on the United Statesâ��1.4 percent of GDP
  • More information from this report found at: Economic costs of gun violence

    Seen in a well attended Farm market six weeks ago, the message on the tee shirt sent a chill through the spines of my wife and myself:

    To learn more click: Critical Time for Gun Control

  • Nov 7th Thousand Oaks, California: 28 year old marine kills 12 and wounds at least 12 more. Not at a school but at a local bar where college students were attending.
  • Oct. 29th Charlotte, N. Carolina: Student fatally shot in hallway by another student
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  • Sept. 11th Las Vegas, Nevada: student shot outside high school and died in hospital
  • Sept. 10th Memphis, Tennessee: Shots fired in school bus, one student injured
  • Sept. 5th Providence, Rhode Island: Argument at school, student s shot, one died
  • August 17 Wellington, Florida: two people shot at high school football game.
  • May 25 Nobleskill, Indiana: One student seriously injured and one teacher injured
  • May 18 Sante Fe, Texas: 10 people; nine were students were murdered. Thirteen others were wounded.
  • March 20th Lexington Park, Maryland: two people shot 16 year old dies
  • March 7 Birmingham, Alabama: 17 yr old accidentally killed a 17 yr old with a handgun
  • Feb 20th: seventh grader shot himself in bathroom
  • Feb 14th Parkland Florida: seventeen people killed (AR-15)
  • Jan 31st Philadelphia, Pa: 32 yr old killed in gun fight in svhool parking lot
  • Jan 23rd: 15 year old shot 15 people (two students died)
  • Jan 10th Sierra Vista, Arizona: teen suicide
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    March 7,2018

    On March 6, 2018 the State of Washington joined the states of New Jersey and Massachusettes in banning bump sticks. Mr. President, you have stated on two occasions that you would do the same by means of an executive order. When will you act?

    New ... On March 22, 2018 Congress included in its passed budget funds to "increase enforcement of federal background checks". What this means is unclear at present.

    The budget also authorized funds for the Center for Disease Control to scientifically evaluate the frequency of assaults via gun usage and make any appropriate recommendations. More detail is needed.

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