Updated September 28, 2018 08:05:06 If you’re an American, chances are you’ve heard of the recent rise in gun violence, particularly in cities and states that have had more violent shootings in recent years.
But what you may not know is how this happened, and how you can prevent it from happening to you.
Gun deaths are rising around the country The US is now the world’s largest firearms market, with an estimated 3.2 million firearms in circulation.
This figure is expected to grow to 5.2 billion by 2020.
The rate of firearm violence has increased dramatically in the US, particularly between 2010 and 2020.
Between 2007 and 2020, there were more than 50,000 homicides per 100,000 people in the country.
The number of gun deaths rose from 3,946 in 2007 to 4,068 in 2020.
In the US alone, the number of people shot and killed by guns jumped from 14,821 in 2015 to 16,847 in 2020, according to data from the Bureau of Justice Statistics (BJS).
“There’s been an explosion in guns and they’re being used to kill people,” said Dr Matthew Wilson, director of the Violence Policy Center at the University of Virginia School of Law.
“There are now more guns in the hands of people than people being killed by the people who own them.”
The number, however, has fallen off in the last two years.
There were only 1,965 gun deaths per 100 million people in 2016, according the BJS.
By 2020, that figure had fallen to 1,869, according data from GunPolicy.org.
What can you do to prevent gun violence?
There are a number of things you can do to help reduce the rate of gun violence.
In many ways, the gun violence crisis has been caused by the actions of the US president.
President Donald Trump has vowed to do more to combat gun violence in his first 100 days in office.
He has announced a number.
He wants to expand background checks, expand mental health services and create a national gun registry.
He also said he would ban high-capacity magazines, which can hold more than 10 rounds.
His administration has been criticised for failing to take any meaningful action to reduce gun violence or to implement a national strategy to reduce firearm deaths.
“The president has been very quiet on this,” said Wilson.
“If the president is serious about reducing gun violence it’s probably the time to be putting in some concrete proposals.” “
How to prevent firearm violence The US Department of Justice is the lead federal agency for the fight against gun violence and is the only federal agency to track the gun deaths in the USA. “
If the president is serious about reducing gun violence it’s probably the time to be putting in some concrete proposals.”
How to prevent firearm violence The US Department of Justice is the lead federal agency for the fight against gun violence and is the only federal agency to track the gun deaths in the USA.
The US Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives (ATF) has a similar role to the Bjs in its role to monitor and report on the gun death rate.
The ATF is a division of the Department of Homeland Security (DHS).
It is responsible for enforcing the federal gun laws.
The Bureau of Narcotics and Dangerous Drugs (BNDs) is a federal agency that works to stop and investigate crimes involving illegal drugs and firearms.
It also works with law enforcement agencies to investigate crimes against law enforcement.
If you or someone you know is affected by gun violence you can call the National Suicide Prevention Lifeline at 1-800-273-8255.
In addition, there are organisations like the National Partnership for Gun Responsibility (NPGR), the Coalition to Stop Gun Violence, which is a network of groups fighting gun violence across the country, as well as the National Shooting Sports Foundation, which works to reduce the prevalence of firearm ownership and the use of guns by law-abiding Americans.
“We have an opportunity to stop gun violence by taking concrete action,” said John Rosenthal, executive director of NPSR.
“Gun owners are the first line of defence in stopping gun violence,” he said.
“And in many cases, they’re the ones that will have to pay for the gun in the first place.”