The following statement is deceptive:
"The staggering toll of gun violence—which claims 31,000 U.S. lives each year—is an urgent public health issue that demands an effective evidence-based policy response."
- At least half of the 31,000 firearms deaths are from suicide (hand guns)
- Hand guns (used by criminals) account for most of the deaths in the other half of that 31,000 figure
Their "answer", then, is to pass more laws that affect law abiding citizens and to ban "assault weapons" and large-capacity magazines.
Their "answer" will not prevent another mass killing; suicide by hand gun; nor the criminal use of hand guns.