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Decrease gun violence with commonsense policies

Author Chelsea Parsons stresses the need for common-sense policies in the United States to reduce gun violence and save lives.

I propose to start this conversation with a few key facts: 33,000 people are killed with guns in the United States every year. An additional 84,000 suffer nonfatal gunshot injuries.

Compared with their respective peers in other high-income countries, women in America are 11 times more likely to be murdered with a gun, and children in the United States are 16 times more likely to be killed in an unintentional shooting.

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Chelsea Parsons

Vice President, Gun Violence Prevention