Gun violence in the United States - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
The number of people killed by guns each year equals more than 10 9/11's. More than 2/3's are suicides.
Several times a year a massacre like the ones perpetuated at Aurora and Newtown kill more people than the Boston Marathon Bombing.
The threat of violence has made large parts of many cities off-limits to outsiders.
Four US presidents have been assassinated by an assassin's bullet. Attempts have been made on 11 presidents in all.
The NRA suggests the solution is arming more people with more guns. In a war this would be known as "escalation."
Terrorism is an ideological threat to the US, but domestic gun violence is as much or more pressing a concern that inevitably results in more loss of life.
Should Gun Violence be re-prioritized as a Homeland Security issue?