DemocracyRules.org - Pledging Issues
Pledging
These are the original issues in this subcategory
  • SCHOOL SHOOTINGS
  • STALKING
  • GUN VIOLENCE
Winning Issue » GUN VIOLENCE


Gun violence, or crimes committed with the use of a firearm, include shootings that result in homicide, suicide, unintentional injury, or death from the misuse of a firearm. According to our CDC, 39,773 people died from gun-related injuries in 2017. These include 23,854 suicides, 14,542 murders, 486 unintentional shootings and 553 deaths that involved law enforcement. 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. But besides statistics, there is little research which details the causes, circumstances, or effects of gun violence in our society.

Pending Legislation: H.R.1576 - National Gun Violence Research Act
Sponsor: Rep. Eddie Bernice Johnson (TX)
Status: House Subcommittee on Crime, Terrorism, and Homeland Security (Judiciary)
Chair: Rep. Sheila Jackson Lee (TX)



Polling Options

  • I oppose reforming current gun violence policy and wish to donate resources to the campaign committee of Speaker Nancy Pelosi (CA).
  • I support amending various provisions of law and setting forth new provisions to promote gun violence research by: 1.) Removing limitations on the use of firearms tracing data by the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives. 2.) Permitting funds made available to the Department of Health and Human Services to be used for gun violence research. 3.) Establishing the National Gun Violence Research Program to promote gun violence research. 4.) Authorizing various competitive grants to support research into the nature, causes, consequences and prevention of gun violence. And wish to donate resources to the campaign committee of Rep. Sheila Jackson Lee (TX) and/or to an advocate group currently working with this issue.


Winning Option

  • I support amending various provisions of law and setting forth new provisions to promote gun violence research by:

    1.) Removing limitations on the use of firearms tracing data by the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives.

    2.) Permitting funds made available to the Department of Health and Human Services to be used for gun violence research.

    3.) Establishing the National Gun Violence Research Program to promote gun violence research.

    4.) Authorizing various competitive grants to support research into the nature, causes, consequences and prevention of gun violence.

    And wish to donate resources to the campaign committee of Rep. Sheila Jackson Lee (TX) and/or to an advocate group currently working with this issue.
You May Pledge Your Support For This Issue With A Monetary
Donation And By Writing A Letter To Your Representatives
Please login to pledge


Pledge Period - Opening Date
July 4, 2022
Pledge Period - Closing Date
July 10, 2022
Trustee Election - Begins
July 11, 2022


Suggest a Trustee for this Presentation Cycle


Suggest a worthy trustee for consideration before Day 16 of this presentation cycle. (Maximum 60 Characters)
Trustee Name