TITLE: Non-Gun Owners Taxed $5 Billion Annually For Gun Owners Hobby (2012)
SOURCE: National Gun Victims Action Council (NGVAC)
BITLY STATS: http://bit.ly/UOHg5N+
RESEARCH QUESTION: What is the cost to society of gun violence?
FINDINGS: Uses data on costs of responding to gun violence to argue that cost should be born by gun owners. Analogizes auto insurance: societal costs of accidents, regulations, etc. borne by auto owners via insurance.
TITLE: Protect Children, Not Guns (2012)
SOURCE: Children’s Defense Fund
BITLY WEB STATS/TWEETS: http://bit.ly/PFlSJ0+
FINDINGS: in ‘08 & ‘09, 5,740 kids were killed by guns. Represents yearly average of 150 accidental deaths of kids, yearly average of 774 child suicides by firearm, & yearly average of 17,193 nonfatal firearm injuries.
NOTES: 87% of those who are under 15 & killed by guns in the top 23 high-income countries lived in the US, 8 children are killed by firearms each day.
TITLE: Common Sense About Kids & Guns (1997-2002)
WEB STATS: http://bit.ly/2OafLp+
FINDINGS: (1) 4 children died every day in non-homicide firearm incidents (2) 40% of American households with children have guns (3) 36% of teenagers (12-19) say they could obtain a handgun if they wanted to, including 47% of high school students (60% of boys) said they could obtain a gun if they wanted to, (4) etc, etc (there’s more!)
NOTES: Compilation of lots of 1997-2002 source data, most from the CDC.