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In the United States, more than 100 individuals are killed with guns every day, totaling nearly 40,000 individuals who die from gun violence every year.

Nearly two-thirds of gun-related deaths in the United States are suicides. Most individuals who attempt suicide do not die—unless they use a gun. Approximately 90 percent of gun suicide attempts end in death, whereas 4 percent of suicide attempts not involving a firearm result in death.

An estimated 40,000,000 adults in the United States report someone they cared for had attempted or died by suicide with a gun. This is particularly concerning for veterans, children, and teenagers. Veterans are 1.5 times more likely than non-veterans to die by suicide, and in 2017, 69 percent of veteran suicides were by gun. Among children and teenagers, the rate of gun suicide has increased 59 percent over the past 10 years.

gun violenceMore than one-third of gun-related deaths in the United States are homicides, and in 2015, the gun homicide rate in the United States was nearly 25 times higher than in other high-income countries. Gun homicides in the United States occur disproportionately in cities, particularly in racially segregated neighborhoods with high rates of poverty.

Gun homicide disproportionately affects communities of color, and Black Americans represent the majority of gun homicide victims. More than 600 mass shootings, defined as shootings in which 4 or more individuals were shot and killed or injured, took place in the United States in 2020, and more than 2,600 mass shootings have taken place since the shooting at Sandy Hook Elementary School in Newtown, Connecticut, in 2012.

During an average year in the United States, more than 600 women are shot to death by an intimate partner, and many more women are shot and injured by an intimate partner. Nearly 1,000,000 women in the United States who are alive today have been shot or shot at by an intimate partner, and approximately 4,500,000 women in the United States today have been threatened with a gun by an intimate partner.

Given the immense physical and emotional toll of gun violence on victims and law enforcement, Congress must do more to protect our law enforcement. Our cops need more resources as they deal with the stress and risk of potential death with this spike in gun violence. Police need advanced training, advanced digital tools and increased benefits for police and their families due to on-the-job injuries and death.

Rep. Robin Kelley

Key Legislation this Candidate Endorses
H.R. 4888Safety Protection Act
H.R. 2377 Risk Protection Act
H.R. 1560Gun Violence Act
H.R. 125Police Training Act

Please VOTE for Rep. Robin Kelley – Illinois’s 2nd District

Rep. Andrew R. Garbarino

Key Legislation this Candidate Endorses
H.R. 4977Cybercrime Metrics Act
H.R. 4500Law Enforcement Protection Act
H.R. 3131Back the Blue Act
H.R. 3079Protect & Serve Act

Please VOTE for Rep. Andrew R. Garbarino – New York’s 2nd District

Rep. Bill Posey

Key Legislation this Candidate Endorses
H.R.1210LEOSA Reform Act
H.R. 3079Protect & Serve Act
H.R. 3080Back the Blue Act
H.R. 72Thin Blue Line Act

Please VOTE for Rep. Bill Posey – Florida’s 8th District

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