"Saying there is nothing we can do to end such killings is patently untrue. And suggesting that more guns in more places would reduce gun violence is not only morally irresponsible, but also flies in the face of all the facts. Suppose we arm everyone — do we really want to live in that kind of country and raise our children there? Or send our children to college on those campuses, as I will do for the first time next fall? I think there is a better interpretation of the Second Amendment than the idea that the Constitution allows individual citizens to own whatever form of lethal weapons they want.
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An average of 92 gun deaths happen every day in America. As a result, since 1970, more Americans have died from guns than died in all U.S. wars going back to the American Revolution.
A total of 3380 people have died from terrorism since 2001, while 406,496 people have died from firearms in the same time frame.
Almost 300 mass shootings (defined as shootings where at least 4 people were wounded or killed) have already taken place this year.
More preschoolers (newborns through age 4) are shot dead each year (82 in 2013) than police officers are in the line of duty (27 in 2013).