Day 4: Gun Violence

15776479_10211871455762070_252500724_oA Fact Sheet from MakingaKilling.com

Gun deaths surpassed car accident deaths in 21 states and DC in 2014.

On Average, 88 Americans are killed by gun violence each day.

Mass shootings involving assault or high-capacity weapons resulted in 155% more injuries and 47% more deaths.

The frequency of mass shootings tripled since 2011: from every 200 days (1982-2010) to every 64 days (2011-2014).

Research shows that gun use intensifies violence making more likely that the victim of an assault or robbery would die.

$229 billion estimated costs of gun violence per year.

$11.7 billion estimated revenue of guns and ammunition industry in a single year.

250% increase in the annual manufacturing of firearms in the U.S. between 2004 and 2013.

85% of gun owners support background checks for all gun sales.

The gun lobby introduced 2,532 bills to weaken gun safety laws from 2010 to 2015.

Risk of homicide for women in gun-owning household is 5X higher in domestic situations.

Every month, 52 women in the U.S. are shot and killed by a current or former partner. 

57% of mass shootings involved perpetrator’s partner or family members being killed.

44% of mass shootings involved the shooter committing suicide.

At least 55% of mass shootings occurred wholly or in part where concealed guns are lawfully allowed.


LET US PRAY

Most High, glorious God,
enlighten the darkness of my heart
and give me true faith,
certain hope and perfect charity,
sense and knowledge, Lord,
that I may carry out
Your holy and true command. Amen

Lord, we pray for the power to be gentle;
the strength to be forgiving;
the patience to be understanding;
and the endurance to accept the consequences
of holding to what we believe to be right.
May we put our trust in the power of good
to overcome evil and the power of love to overcome hatred.
We pray for the vision to see
and the faith to believe in a world emancipated from violence,
a new world where fear shall no longer lead human beings to commit injustice,
nor selfishness make them bring suffering to others.
Help us to devote our whole life and thought and energy
to the task of making peace,
praying always for the inspiration and the power
to fulfill the destiny for which we and your entire creation were created. Amen

Hail Mary …

Our Father …

Glory be …

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