Republicans fear monger about crime but flood the streets with guns and make it easier for criminals.
Republican led states have the highest crime rates. Republicans have failed at dealing with crime.See the spikes in violent crimes in after Abbott and Texas Republicans allowed permit-less gun carry in 2021. “Texas law allowing people to carry handguns without permits stirs mix of fear, concern among law enforcement.” – Texas Tribune
Check the map for gun related crimes as Republicans block common sense gun safety reform while complaining about crime.
Mapping gun violence and related crimes
Law enforcement officials concerned
Most Texas voters opposed the idea of allowing people to carry handguns in public places without permits or licenses, according to a University of Texas/Texas Tribune Poll. The new law — set to go into effect Sept. 1 — will allow anyone 21 years or older to carry a handgun in public without need for a permit or training… Texas law enforcement officers voiced staunch opposition to the new law as it moved through the Legislature. “I don’t know what it’s a solution to,” said James McLaughlin, executive director of the Texas Police Chiefs Association. “I don’t know what the problem was to start with.” – Texas Tribune
Newtown Action Alliance
For nearly 10 years after the Sandy Hook shooting tragedy, Newtown Action Alliance (NAA) has been advocating for a set of bold and comprehensive gun control legislation to dramatically reduce all forms of gun violence in our nation. Since Sandy Hook, there have been nearly 4,000 mass shootings and over 350,000 Americans have been killed by guns and the following 183 Representatives have honored all victims of gun violence with action to end the gun violence public health crisis in our nation. NAA is endorsing House incumbents who voted YES for our top federal policy priorities:
- H.R. 1808 — Assault Weapons Ban of 2021 – passed on July 29, 2022
- H.R. 748 — Ethan’s Law – H.R. 7910 Protect Our Children Act package on June 6, 2022
- H.R. 8 — Bipartisan Background Check Act – passed on March 11, 2021
Gun Violence Archive
The Gun Violence Archive is an online archive of gun violence incidents collected from over 7,500 law enforcement, media, government and commercial sources daily in an effort to provide near-real time data about the results of gun violence. GVA is an independent data collection and research group with no affiliation with any advocacy organization. GVA is not, by design an advocacy group. The mission of GVA is to document incidents of gun violence and gun crime nationally to provide independent, verified data to those who need to use it in their research, advocacy or writing.
Gun Violence Archive (GVA) is a not for profit corporation formed in 2013 to provide free online public access to accurate information about gun-related violence in the United States. GVA will collect and check for accuracy, comprehensive information about gun-related violence in the U.S. and then post and disseminate it online, primarily if not exclusively on this website and summary ledgers at www.facebook.com/gunviolencearchive and on Twitter @gundeaths. It is hoped that this information will inform and assist those engaged in discussions and activities concerning gun violence, including analysis of proposed regulations or legislation relating to gun safety usage. All we ask is to please provide proper credit for use of Gun Violence Archive data and advise us of its use.
TakeAway: Vote for leaders who will curb gun violence and the crimes they cause.
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