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Fact and Figures
- Every day on average, 55 people kill themselves with a firearm, and 46 people are shot or killed in an accident with a gun
- The U.S. firearm homicide rate is 20 times higher than the combined rates of 22 countries that are our peers in wealth and population.
- A gun in the home is 22 times more likely to be used to kill or injure in a domestic homicide, suicide, or unintentional shooting than to be used in self-defense.
- An average of seven children and teens under the age of 20 are killed by guns every day... 11 times as often as children in other high-income countries.
- 90% Americans agree that we should have universal background checks, including 75% of NRA members.