"A gun manufacturer has launched a new marketing campaign for an AR-15 designed for children weeks after a six-year-old shot a teacher at a Virginia elementary school." - Inside
How many children are shooting other children?
What firearms do they use?
Why do Republicans block gun safety measures?
How much does the NRA donate to the GOP?
How much does gun violence cost Virginia, Florida and Mississippi which have some of the highest rates of gun violence.
Check this map with details of 3,034 shooting incidents where the shooter was a child. 952 of these incidents involve a shooter aged five or less! The map includes details of the politicians blocking gun safety reforms as children shoot children (and adults including their teachers), and how you can prepare to vote to curb the blood money political donations from the gun lobby to Republicans.
Protect children. Not gun sale profits.
Everytown estimates 5.4 million children are living in households in the U.S. with a least one loaded and unlocked gun. Most of these shootings take place in homes of the shooter, the victim, a relative or a friend. - NPR
- 91% of the victims in unintentional shootings by children were also under 18.
- More than one in every four of these shootings are by kids age 5 and younger. One in every four of the victims are also 5 and younger.
- Boys make up a majority of the shooters and the victims. About 83% of the child shooters are young boys. Boys and men make up 76% of the victims.
- The most likely age group to be both shooters and victims are teenagers ages 14 to 17, followed by preschool aged children.
Assault weapon for children
"JR-15's adult version, the AR-15 semiautomatic assault rifle, was used in 11 mass shootings in the US since 2012, including at Sandy Hook, in Las Vegas and at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School in Parkland, Florida.
'I think what makes the WEE1 JR-15 really just so horrific is the fact that it’s saying the quiet part out loud. There’s no shame.'
California Gov Gavin Newsom, a Democrat, expressed his shock and dismay at Wee 1 Tactics, and called on conservative politicians receiving support from the National Rifle Association to condemn the JR-15. 'This is VILE,' Newsom tweeted this week. 'A skull & crossbones with a pacifier on weapon of war. Made to look "cute" to appeal to kids.'
'There’s been youth shooting guns for 80 years, but there’s never been a youth AR-15,' Ryan Busse, senior advisor at Giffords, a gun violence-prevention groups co-founded by former Congresswoman Gabby Giffords, told Fast Company. 'I’ve never seen one that’s just an egregiously tactical, offensive weapon of war.' - Daily Mail
Exposing the real cost of Republican pandering for gun lobby donations
This map was created with ArcGIS Online using data on children shootings from Everytown For Gun Safety.
The map includes details on the gun control positions of Ron DeSantis (R-FL), Glenn Younkin (R-VA) and Tate Reeves (R-MS) from On The Issues.
Details of how much gun shootings cost Florida, Virginia and Mississippi were added from EveryStat
TakeAway: Protect children: Vote for Democrats to implement common sense gun safety reforms.
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