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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




Polling 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
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Pledge Period - Opening Date
May 28, 2020
Pledge Period - Closing Date
June 10, 2020
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June 4, 2020


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