Gun Crime Molly Plummer

Each year 1 million serious violations of law involve a handgun.

Most offenders obtain weapons from friends or family.

In 2011, 467,321 persons were victims of a crime committed with a firearm.

Gun-related homicide is most prevalent among gangs and during commission of felony crimes.

In 2011, firearm crimes comprised 8 percent of all violent crime.

Ways to Stop Gun Crime

  1. Tighten restrictions on gun sales
  2. Conduct gun violence research
  3. Reduce the lethality of guns
  4. Government address illegal firearm sales
  5. Mandatory training and licensing for gun safety

Sources

  • Textbook
  • https://www.nij.gov/topics/crime/gun-violence/pages/welcome.aspx
  • http://www.cbsnews.com/news/five-ways-the-us-could-reduce-gun-violence/

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