In 2015 so far, at least 13 toddlers have inadvertently killed themselves with firearms, 18 more injured themselves, 10 injured other people, and two killed other people. Since these statistics were published on October 14, 2015, there have been another 9 more more. That is equivalent to one toddler involved in a shooting a week.
Each day on average, 55 people kill themselves with a firearm and 46 people are shot or killed in an accident with a gun.
Mass shootings in the US are NOT a rare occurrence and yet, American have done little to nothing to stop them. In Australia from 1987-1996 there were five mass shooting. Australia did something about it and assault rifles and better gun control led to NO mass shootings since 1996.
The AR-15 “America’s favourite assault rifle” has been used
-6/12/2016 Orlanda Florida, gay nightclub 49 killed, 53 wounded
-7/20/2012m Aurora, Colorado, (cinema) 12 killed, 70 wounded
-12/14/2012 – Sandy Hook Elementary school – 26 killed
-6/7/2013 = Santa Monica, California, College – 5 killed, 4 you nded
-10/1/2015 – Rosberg, Oregon, 9 killed at office party
-12/2/2015 -San Bernardino, California, 14 killed, 22 wounded
President Obama in 2016 stated that people with a tendency for terrorism are placed on the USA “No Fly List” yet these same people can go into a store and purchase a military assault rifle.
In 2013, the National Shooting Sports Foundation estimated there are somewhere between 5 million and 8.2 million assault weapons in circulation.
It’s semi-automatic, meaning it can release bullets as fast as the shooter pulls its trigger, and can continue firing until the magazine is empty.
The AR-15 “was designed for the United States military to do to enemies of war exactly what it did this morning: kill mass numbers of people with maximum efficiency and ease. That is why the AR-15 has remained the weapon of choice for the United States military for over 50 years,” lawyer Josh Koskoff said in a statement. “It is the gold standard for killing the enemy in battle, just as it has become the gold standard for mass murder of innocent civilians.”