Reduce Gun Deaths in America

At the end of the day, the students at my school felt one shared experience—our politicians abandoned us by failing to keep guns out of schools.

- Cameron Kasky, a 17-year-old student who survived the mass shooting at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School in Parkland, Florida, in 2018

The Facts

  • You are 14 times more likely to be shot and killed in the United States than in Australia and 300 times more likely to be shot and killed in the U.S. than in Japan.
  • 45,000 people are dead by gunfire every year in the U.S. another 85,000 are injured.
  • Gun violence costs the U.S. economy more than $557 billion annually.
  • Gun violence is now the number one cause of death for children and teens in America.
  • Nearly 1 million women alive today have been shot or shot at by an intimate partner.
  • Polls in 2021 showed that 84 percent of Americans support expanding background checks on gun purchases, yet the gun lobby protects the views of the 16 percent who disagree.

The Solutions

  • Ban all assault weapons and extended magazines.
  • Assault weapon buy-back program.
  • Impose a universal background check on 100 percent of guns purchased and set up a nationwide database of gun owners.
  • Require mandatory gun licenses for gun owners.
  • Repeal the Protection of Lawful Commerce in Arms Act.

A Bold Plan For America

The importance of an informed citizenship has never been higher than in today’s environment of misinformation. In this book, I’ve broken down America’s 14 biggest problems and provided nonpartisan, fact-based solutions on how we can solve them.