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Jan 21 - Study: States with weaker gun laws have higher rates of firearm homicide, suicide
 

 
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A new study published January 20 by a leading non-profit organization that focuses on gun violence prevention found that there is a direct correlation in states with weaker gun laws and higher rates of gun deaths, including homicides, suicides and accidental k*llings.

The study by Everytown for Gun Safety determined that California had the strongest gun laws in the country. Hawaii topped the list with the lowest rate of gun deaths in the country while Mississippi led the country with both the weakest gun laws and highest rate of gun deaths.

“What this project does, is show what we’ve been saying for years: Gun laws save lives,” said Nick Suplina, senior vice president of law and policy at Everytown for Gun Safety Support Fund. “We think this is going to be a really important tool for lawmakers, reporters and advocates that have been looking for the kind of visual tool that can make that case clearly.”

To compile its list, the group used data from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, looked at each state’s rate of gun deaths in 2020 and compared those rates with 50 policies that they say are scientifically proven to be effective in preventing gun violence, Suplina said.

The research team then weighed the list of gun safety policies based on their efficacy, ranked each state on its implementation of those policies and compared that score with the rates of gun deaths in each state, he said.

The CDC’s data includes homicides, accidental k*llings and suicides committed by guns. According to the CDC, over 45,000 people in the United States were k*lled with a firearm in 2020 — more than half died by suicide.

The analysis put California at the top of the list for gun law strength — a composite score of 84.5 out of 100, with one of the lowest rates of gun deaths per 100,000 residents, at 8.5 out of 30 and below the national average of 13.6. Hawaii has the lowest rate of gun deaths in the country with the second strongest gun law score. It also has the lowest rate of gun ownership, with firearms in 9% of households, the data shows.

“Lawmakers in the states at the bottom can’t pretend to be ignorant about the importance of gun laws after looking at this report,” said Shannon Watts, the founder of Moms Demand Action, which has been f*ghting for gun safety measures since the 2012 Sandy Hook Elementary School shooting in Connecticut that k*lled 20 children and six educators.

Secure Storage Laws Deemed Essential To Gun Safety

Everytown designated a list of five foundational laws that have proven to be the most effective in lowering gun violence rates. These include requirements for a background check and/or permits to purchase handguns; a permit to carry concealed guns in public; the secure storage of firearms; the rejection of ‘Stand Your Ground’ laws; and the enactment of ‘extreme risk’ laws that temporarily remove a person’s access to firearms when there is evidence that they pose a serious risk to themselves or others, according to Everytown.

Last year, several conservative states — such as Texas, Iowa, Tennessee, Montana, Utah and Wyoming — passed legislation allowing some form of permit-less carry as President Joe Biden pushed forward executive actions to address gun violence following several high-profile mass shootings.

In Texas, the controversial “constitutional carry” legislation went into effect in September that allows most Texans who legally own a firearm to carry it openly in public without obtaining a permit or training.

Supporters of the bill have argued that by removing the licensing requirement they are removing an “artificial barrier” to residents’ right to bear arms under the Constitution and ensuring more Texans have access to “the protection of themselves or their families” in public. But law enforcement officials and experts have expressed concerns that the open carrying of firearms makes it more difficult for police to quell violence.

“As we’ve seen gun extremism continue to rise in this country, we’ve also seen people who open carry start out at marches and rallies and then show up in elected officials’ homes, in polling places, statehouses and then on January 6th at the US Capitol,” Watts said.

According to Watts, the shooting in a Michigan high school in December that k*lled four students is a “textbook example” of why laws that require the secure storage of firearms are essential to gun safety.

The alleged gunman in that shooting, 15-year-old Ethan Crumbley, is accused of fatally shooting four classmates and wounding several others on November 30. His parents were charged with four counts of involuntary manslaughter in the same incident. All three have pleaded not guilty.

Gun violence overall has risen during the pandemic. More than two-thirds of the country’s 40 most populous cities saw more homicides last year than in 2020, and most of them were a result of gun violence, according to a CNN analysis of police department data. For many cities, the elevated rates of homicide continued into 2021.

While experts say the reasons for the rise in homicides are varied, murders are increasingly carried out with guns. The increase in gun violence was underscored in the FBI’s 2020 Uniform Crime Report, which stated that about 77% of reported murders in 2020 were committed with a gun, up from 74% in 2019. The agency reported that the number of homicides increased by nearly 30% from 2019, the largest single-year jump the agency has recorded. There is no federal database of gun sales, but other independent surveys have found that gun sales have soared during the COVID-19 pandemic.
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 4 months ago '11        #2
Sin  topics gone triple plat - Number 1 spot x50
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over 45,000 people in the United States were k*lled with a firearm in 2020 — more than half died by suicide.




so therapy would prevent at least 25% of these
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 4 months ago '07        #3
yola  topics gone triple plat - Number 1 spot x79
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people: hey maybe we should see who people are before we give them guns like we do with driver's licenses and passports

2As: GUN CONFISCATION!!!
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 4 months ago '20        #4
cutedrakestan 
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 yola said
people: hey maybe we should see who people are before we give them guns like we do with driver's licenses and passports

2As: GUN CONFISCATION!!!
The right to defend your family is a natural right. If you’re a statist just say that.

A gun is simply a tool of defense


Also the vast majority of gun murders are gang related.
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 4 months ago '11        #5
Sin  topics gone triple plat - Number 1 spot x50
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 cutedrakestan said
The right to defend your family is a natural right. If you’re a statist just say that.

A gun is simply a tool of defense


Also the vast majority of gun murders are gang related.
It’s natural to f*ght also, but it could still be a felony
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 4 months ago '07        #6
yola  topics gone triple plat - Number 1 spot x79
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 cutedrakestan said
The right to defend your family is a natural right. If you’re a statist just say that.
so the relatives can ride on ya'll? if you're a racist just say that


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 4 months ago '04        #7
ItAlY2BkLyN 
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 Sin said

over 45,000 people in the United States were k*lled with a firearm in 2020 — more than half died by suicide.




so therapy would prevent at least 25% of these
underrated comment!
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 4 months ago '05        #8
That Dude 
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To think we need studies to tell us common sense conclusions is mind boggling. America is fu*ked smh
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 4 months ago '20        #9
cutedrakestan 
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 JorgeTejada said
sources say your last statement is Bulllllllllsh*t.







but go ahead with your right wing parrot talk.
Idc what stats you post


The right to defend my family is from God.


Look what happened to Australia. If you want a gun free place, go there and be forced to take a vaccine
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 4 months ago '20        #10
cutedrakestan 
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 yola said
so the relatives can ride on ya'll? if you're a racist just say that


Ahh the race card


I’m black in texas and I carry everywhere

I have. Even been pulled over with my firearm. Fortunately I know the laws very well and they cut their bs out real quick
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 4 months ago '20        #11
cutedrakestan 
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 Sin said

over 45,000 people in the United States were k*lled with a firearm in 2020 — more than half died by suicide.




so therapy would prevent at least 25% of these
More than half by suicide


Many of the rest are gang/drug related
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 4 months ago '20        #12
cutedrakestan 
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 That Dude said
To think we need studies to tell us common sense conclusions is mind boggling. America is fu*ked smh
To think idiots are willing to compromise gun rights when Australia is under complete tyranny.


if you give up gun rights, you are a moron
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 4 months ago '17        #13
DougNemguts 
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I wouldn't say they have "weaker" gun laws, more likely "higher" mental health illnesses.

Notice people aren't necessarily slowing down on violent crimes, regardless if they have access to a firearm or not.

And I'm not saying firearms don't contribute to violent crimes, I'm simply saying do they expect a person with a history of violence/offenses/mental health illness to not engage in violent acts because they don't have access to a firearm?

In fact, I recall working at I-HOP when I was a teenager, and remember these two chicks getting into it. Then one grabbed a fork and stabbed the other around the shoulder/neck area. I know it's really about putting guns in perspective, but society should really focus on regulating the amount of mentally unwell people there are instead of making it harder for people to protect themselves from people like this. Just my honest opinion.

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 4 months ago '17        #14
Ifeellikekobe  topics gone triple plat - Number 1 spot x7
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 4 months ago '05        #15
Double M Set  topics gone triple plat - Number 1 spot x1
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Soooo, What About Chicago?
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 4 months ago '17        #16
DougNemguts 
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 Sin said

over 45,000 people in the United States were k*lled with a firearm in 2020 — more than half died by suicide.




so therapy would prevent at least 25% of these
Quite possibly. I mentioned a while back talking a homie out of going to his son's graduation and shooting his baby mama and her whole family. For one that ain't his M.O. The n*gga teach dance classes and is a art director smh. But I know how playing with and using your child to hurt you can push any sane person to madness. Sometimes people just need better perspective, understanding, and somebody to talk them out of a negative place. But a truly mentally ill person, well- you don't usually talk down crazy. You usually have to lock crazy up.

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 4 months ago '21        #17
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 4 months ago '17        #18
Its 
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More than half were suicide
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 4 months ago '04        #19
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 cutedrakestan said
To think idiots are willing to compromise gun rights when Australia is under complete tyranny.


if you give up gun rights, you are a moron
Why yall mfkrs think we live in the 1800s. Guns won't help you during Tyranny. The "Guhbmint" has the power to destroy you AND your little Bass Pro pea shooters. Yall forgot we give them hundreds of billions each year? Tf

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 4 months ago '16        #20
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Water is wet
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 4 months ago '21        #21
Tehuti  topics gone triple plat - Number 1 spot x2
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 qutaboi225 said
Why yall mfkrs think we live in the 1800s. Guns won't help you during Tyranny. The "Guhbmint" has the power to destroy you AND your little Bass Pro pea shooters. Yall forgot we give them hundreds of billions each year? Tf



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 4 months ago '11        #22
Sin  topics gone triple plat - Number 1 spot x50
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 DougNemguts said
Quite possibly. I mentioned a while back talking a homie out of going to his son's graduation and shooting his baby mama and her whole family. For one that ain't his M.O. The n*gga teach dance classes and is a art director smh. But I know how playing with and using your child to hurt you can push any sane person to madness. Sometimes people just need better perspective, understanding, and somebody to talk them out of a negative place. But a truly mentally ill person, well- you don't usually talk down crazy. You usually have to lock crazy up.

I bet 80% of those murders could have been prevented with therapy and good paying job

therapy is an underrated tool in America
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 4 months ago '20        #23
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 Double M Set said
Soooo, What About Chicago?
Indiana is a 20 min ride from Chicago and parts of Indiana are considered Chicagoland.
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 4 months ago '04        #24
qutaboi225  topics gone triple plat - Number 1 spot x16
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 Tehuti said

More dumb redneck rhetoric



It's a weapon of war because most times the US military uses them in close combat with fkn goat herders and civilians that can't load a nerf gun. It's a close quarters combat weapon that is devastating if YOU'RE at an advantage. You know like a psycho white dude that shoot 52 people in a movie theater.










Good luck with your Cabellas weapons

 4 months ago '05        #25
That Dude 
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 cutedrakestan said
To think idiots are willing to compromise gun rights when Australia is under complete tyranny.


if you give up gun rights, you are a moron
nobody is coming to take away your rights calm your t*ts, just tighten up and restrict those who shouldn't have guns. If you don't think so then you are a moron. good day
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