96 people are killed every day by a gunshot.
“Imagine if a regional jet full of people dropped out of the sky every single day, killing everybody on board. We would do something to stop that and to keep planes from crashing,” explained Avery Gardiner, co-president of the Brady Campaign to Prevent Gun Violence.
The Brady Campaign to Prevent Gun Violence is an American nonprofit organization that advocates for gun reform. Through various engaging campaigns, they aim to cut the number of U.S. gun deaths in half by 2025.
“Part of what drives our problem with gun violence in America is that we have let with people who benefit from selling more and more guns to more people to have a louder voice than the rest of us,” said Gardiner. “It actually shouldn’t surprise us that gun makers and gun sellers who are in the business of selling guns resist any effort to reduce the number of people who can buy guns or the ways that they can buy them.”
According to Gardiner, the Brady Campaign’s demands to build better gun reform measures in the country include background checks on every gun sold in America, a renewed assault weapon ban, and extreme risk laws enacted at the federal level.