What we know
Firearms are used more than 80 times more often to protect the lives of honest citizens than to take lives
Law-abiding citizens use guns to defend themselves against criminals as many as 2.5 million times every year—or about 6,850 times a day. However, you can get better security, and ban every single firearm out there. But, that will not solve the main cause of the gun violence we see throughout the states, mental illness.
Not all mental illness may be a risk of harm to others. Now, when one sugggets that gun access should be restricted for people with mental illness, do they mean all of the conditions known to man? Or just some, or some in defined circumstances like veterns who have PTSD, or all people with social anxiety, or those who rub the door knob a hundred times before they can leave the room?
Needless to say that diagnosing these conditions mostly relies on the person’s report and the physicians’s observation, and the ability to rely on their report is vital. If we can raise proper attention and funds to strict mental health care from DAY ONE, we can see a sigifigant change in not just the well being of people but less gun violence in all.
Close the loop-hole and make it mandatory for private sell background checks
HERE ARE THE ONLY 18 STATES THAT REQUIRE A BACKGROUND CHECK
California, Colorado, Connecticut, Delaware, District of Columbia, Hawaii, Illinois, Iowa, Massachusetts, Michigan, Maryland, New Jersey, Nebraska, North Carolina, Oregon, Pennsylvania, Rhode Island, Washington