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130, 557 Billion, Generation Lockdown, Burger, Graham, TN, Biden

130

This is the number of mass shootings in America in 2023 so far.


557 billion

This is the total economic cost to the economy from gun violence. This is equal to 2.6% of the US Gross Domestic Product (GDP) and is 5 times the budget of the US Department of Education.


Burger

Retired Chief Justice Warren Burger, on 12/16/1991, referring to the 2nd Amendment stated that "this has been the subject of one of the greatest pieces of fraud on the American public by special interest groups that I have ever seen in my lifetime".



Graham


TN

On gun violence in schools, Rep. Tim Burchett (R-TN) just accepts defeat and says "We're not gonna fix it." In an average year, 1,385 people die by guns in Tennessee and 1121 in Virginia.


Biden

Passed the Bipartisan Safer Communities Act (BSCA) in 2022 Executive Order to reduce gun violence. President Biden announced an Executive Order with the goal of increasing the number of background checks conducted before firearm sales, moving the U.S. as close to universal background checks as possible without additional legislation.

  • Increase the number of background checks by ensuring that all background checks required by law are conducted before firearm purchases, moving the U.S. as close to universal background checks as possible without additional legislation.

  • Improve public awareness and increase appropriate use of extreme risk protection (“red flag”) orders and safe storage of firearms.

  • Address the loss or theft of firearms during shipping.

  • Provide the public and policymakers with more information regarding federally licensed firearms dealers who are violating the law.

  • Use the Department of Defense’s acquisition of firearms to further firearm and public safety practices.

  • Help catch shooters by accelerating federal law enforcement’s reporting of ballistics data.

  • Accelerate and intensify implementation of the Bipartisan Safer Communities Act (BSCA).

  • Improve federal support for gun violence survivors, victims and survivors’ families, first responders to gun violence, and communities affected by gun violence.

  • Advance congressional efforts to prevent the proliferation of firearms undetectable by metal detectors.


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