Trustee Election
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  • STALKING
  • SCHOOL SHOOTINGS
  • GUN VIOLENCE
Winning Issue » GUN VIOLENCE


Gun violence, or crimes committed with the use of a firearm, includes shootings that result in homicide, unintentional injury, or death from the misuse of a firearm. These numbers may also include self-inflicted gunshot wounds, which account for two-thirds of all gun-related deaths. Suicides have risen since 2006, possibly as a result of stress from our Great Recession. Our veterans also have an unacceptable rate of suicide. However, gun murders have been steadily decreasing for several years. Gun violence statistics do not include self-defense and law enforcement shootings, or the misuse of firearms in sport, hunting and target practice. Of our 310 million civilian firearms, 114 million of these are handguns, 110 million are rifles and 86 million are shotguns. In 2010, rifles were used in about 360 murders while handguns were used in about 6,000. Another 2,000 murders were committed with an unreported firearm type. Gun violence statistics show there were about 20,000 firearm-related suicides and 11,000 firearm-related homicides in 2010. Besides statistics, there is little research which details the causes, circumstances, or effects of gun violence in our society.


Pending Legislation:
H.R.224 - To require the Surgeon General of the Public Health Service to submit to Congress an annual report on the effects of gun violence on public health




Options


  • I oppose reforming current gun violence policy and wish to defeat H.R.224 - To require the Surgeon General of the Public Health Service to submit to Congress an annual report on the effects of gun violence on public health, and also wish to donate resources to the campaign committee of either Rep. Paul Ryan or Sen. Mitch McConnell
  • I support that no later than one year after the date of the enactment of this Act, and annually thereafter, the Surgeon General of the Public Health Service shall submit to Congress a report on the effects on public health of gun violence in the United States during the relevant period, and the status of actions taken to address such effects, and wish to pass H.R.224 - To require the Surgeon General of the Public Health Service to submit to Congress an annual report on the effects of gun violence on public health, and also wish to donate resources to either the campaign committees of Rep. Fred Upton (MI) and/or Rep. Robin Kelly (IL), or to an advocate group currently working with this issue


Winning Option
  • I support that no later than one year after the date of the enactment of this Act, and annually thereafter, the Surgeon General of the Public Health Service shall submit to Congress a report on the effects on public health of gun violence in the United States during the relevant period, and the status of actions taken to address such effects, and wish to pass H.R.224 - To require the Surgeon General of the Public Health Service to submit to Congress an annual report on the effects of gun violence on public health, and also wish to donate resources to either the campaign committees of Rep. Fred Upton (MI) and/or Rep. Robin Kelly (IL), or to an advocate group currently working with this issue
There has been $0.00 pledged in support of this issue
Trustee Candidates

If elected as a trustee, the campaign committee of Rep. Fred Upton (MI) will be unconditionally awarded the funds pledged to this issue along with a letter requesting him to favorably consider passing H.R.224 - To require the Surgeon General of the Public Health Service to submit to Congress an annual report on the effects of gun violence on public health. If more than $1,000 has been pledged, the campaign committee of sponsor Rep. Robin Kelly (IL) will be unconditionally awarded 10% of these funds.

Legislation: H.R.224 - To require the Surgeon General of the Public Health Service to submit to Congress an annual report on the effects of gun violence on public health
Sponsor: Rep. Robin Kelly, IL
Status: House Energy and Commerce Committee
Chairman: Rep. Fred Upton, MI


If elected as a trustee, BCPGV will be awarded the funds pledged to this issue along with a letter requesting these funds be used to advocate for compiling and reporting gun violence statistics.

The Brady Campaign to Prevent Gun Violence (BCPGV) works to pass, enforce and protect sensible laws and public policy that address gun violence at the federal and state level. It does this by engaging and activating the American public, electing officials who support common sense gun laws and increasing public awareness of gun violence. Through its advocacy campaigns, Million Mom March and Brady Chapters, it works locally to educate people about the risks of gun ownership, honor victims of gun violence and pass sensible gun laws. The Brady Campaign is a 501(c)(4) political advocacy organization. The Brady Center to Prevent Gun Violence develops and implements extensive public health and safety programs and utilizes the courts to reduce gun violence. Through its Legal Action Project, BCPGV represent victims of gun violence in cases against irresponsible gun sellers and owners. Through its public health and safety programs, the Campaign inspires safer attitudes and behaviors around the 300 million guns already in our homes and communities and new gun purchases taking place every day.
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Trustee Election - Opening Date
April 9, 2020
Trustee Election - Closing Date
April 15, 2020