The Violence Policy Center released an analysis Wednesday based on new data from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention's National Center for Injury Prevention and Control detailing gun death rates by state for 2011.
Nearly 1.7 million kids in the United States live in homes where parents store their guns unlocked. Each year, thousands of children are hurt or killed in accidental shootings.
"Millions of prohibited purchasers could be passing background checks when they shouldn't be, all because states don't have the money they need to get records into the criminal background check system."
The person who killed my precious son Dylan carried 10, 30-round, large-capacity gun ammunition magazines into Sandy Hook Elementary. 300 rounds. He deliberately left the smaller-capacity magazines at home.
Almost 1/3 of the 155,000 guns recovered in 2012 were originally sold outside the state they were found in, according to data from the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco and Firearms.
Exactly twenty years to the day before the tragic school shooting at Sandy Hook Elementary school, a shooter opened fire Bard College at Simon's Rock in Great Barrington, Massachusetts, killing a classmate and a teacher.
87% of all children under 14 years old killed by firearms in the developed world were American children.
At least 27 people were shot, two fatally, in Chicago over Father's Day weekend.