Why Aren’t We Using This Gun Technology That Could Save Hundreds of Children’s Lives?

Every year in the U.S., more than 7,000 children and teenagers are involved in shooting accidents. 3,000 of them die. Every year in the United States, over 7,000 children and teenagers are involved in shooting accidents. 3,000 of them die. These numbers—taken from a recent study by the journal Pediatrics—are horrific, but they’re unlikely to change any time soon. Children have access to guns in their own homes, in the homes of their friends and families, and even, in some states, at shooting ranges. More than one third of all U.S. households have guns, and a study published in the Journal of Trauma found that “children 5-14 years old were more likely to die from unintentional firearm injuries, suicides and homicides if they lived in states with more rather than fewer guns.” Put simply: access and exposure to firearms increases the chances that a kid or teen will be […] Read More

2009: House Resoulution 45. This Bill Will Make Law Abiding Citizens into Criminals.

The Blair Holt’s Firearm Licensing and Record of Sale Act (H.R. 45) is a bill pending in the 111th United States Congress. The bill was introduced on January 6, 2009 by Representative Bobby Rush of Illinois. In 1969, Bobby Rush, co-founder of the Illinois Black Panther Party, served six months in prison for felony possession of firearms. The main objective of the bill is to provide for stricter Gun Control. A person would be prohibited by law from possessing a firearm unless approved by a state-run system or having been issued a license that would have to be renewed every five years within thirty days of the expiration date. The Attorney General would set up a tracking system of all sales with dealers having to be licensed. Production figures of each licensed manufacturer would be made public. If passed, the bill would require all current handgun and semi-automatic firearms […] Read More