Gun Violence Information & Statistics

Every year, thousands of people die from gun-related incidents. Whether it is suicide, violent crimes, or domestic disputes, peoples’ lives are often taken at the hand of either careless or criminally dangerous gun users. While guns can be a protective factor for many, they can also have very serious and deadly outcomes. If you are not trained to use a gun you might want to try fishing instead. Catfish lures are cheaper than bullets and fishing makes a relaxing day to spend with your family. It is important for people to be aware of the various statistics when it comes to gun use, and to have a healthy understanding and knowledge of guns.

Suicide

  • Suicide & Gun Control – This document contains statistics about suicide by gun, as well as what can be done to help prevent it.
  • Suicide Rates & Children – Statistics of deaths of children by suicide and other firearm related deaths in 26 industrialized nations.
  • Suicide Statistics – Factual stats on suicides including information about gun-related suicides.
  • Guns & Suicide Rates – This Harvard study took a look at guns and homicide and suicide rates for various regions of the country.
  • Facts – Some interesting facts and statistics about guns and suicides, from the Brady campaign.
  • Teen Suicide/Firearm Deaths – What everyone should know about teens and gun-related deaths, including suicide.
  • Suicide Gun Deaths – Some International statistics regarding both suicide and homicide deaths by firearm.

Homicide

  • International Homicide Comparisons – A wealth of statistics exploring homicide deaths and gun use.
  • Gun Violence Statistics – This site offers up statistics relating to gun violence among children, and in America in general.
  • Gun Violence in America – Some more information about guns and violent crime in America.
  • Gun Stats and Facts – Some quick facts about guns, homicide stats, and more.
  • Gun-Related Crime – A comprehensive look at gun related crimes & violence within the United States.
  • Guns and Death – This Harvard University study looks at guns and death in various portions of the country.
  • Graphic – This graph/chart shows gun homicide rates by country.
  • Guns & Homicide – Some interesting stats on guns and homicide in the United States.
  • Firearms Tutorial – An in-depth look at injuries and deaths by guns and how it impacts the gun control debate in America.

Armed Robbery

  • FBI Stats – Some statistics on armed robbery, according to the FBI.
  • Staying Safe – Very important advice about what to do if you experience an armed robbery.
  • About Armed Robbery – What everyone needs to know about armed robbery.
  • Robbery Data – 2005 robbery statistics from the FBI.
  • Armed Robbery in Australia – Armed Robbery statistics for the country of Australia; see how they stack up against the US.

Domestic Violence

  • Firearms & Domestic Violence – Some important facts about the relationship between firearms and domestic violence.
  • Domestic Violence Offender Gun Ban – This article explains how women who live with violent partners are affected if they own guns in the home.
  • Domestic Violence & Gun Rights – Some who have committed domestic violence still feel they have a right to own a gun. Find out how this may affect their rights to do so.
  • Women & Gun Violence – Information about how women are affected by gun violence.
  • Women Against Gun Violence – Some interesting facts about gun violence, from the WAGV organization.
  • Statistics – Statistics about domestic violence and its relation to firearms.
  • Facts – This informative document explains the facts about guns and domestic violence.

Guns and Youth

  • Facts on Guns & Youth – Statistics about young people and how guns impact their lives.
  • Youth & Guns – This article discusses how guns affect young people and what some of the punishments are.
  • Keeping Guns Away – This website discusses some of the laws and policies put in place to help stem gun use by criminals and youth.
  • Teens & Violence Prevention – What parents and educators can do to educate teens about violence, including gun-related violence.
  • Gallup – Some polls reveal how young people feel about guns and gun use.
  • Teens & Guns – Information for teens about guns and how to deal with peer pressure regarding firearms.
  • Gun Safety For Youth & Kids – This page includes important statistics about gun deaths related to young people.
  • National Statistics – Find out how teens fare when it comes to violence in schools and in their lives, from the Youth Violence Project.
  • Fighting Juvenile Gun Violence – Some ways people can help to prevent gun violence among young people.
  • Firearm Deaths – One state’s example of how young people can die by gun incidents or accidents; here are some statistics.

Assassination Attempts

Mass Shootings


Which of the following is NOT one of the "Three Ws" that should be included in every hunting plan?

What firearm you are hunting with.
Who you are with.
When you are returning.
Where you are going.


   

What technique can be described as "slow, patient movement of the hunter into shooting position after game has been located"?

Stand Hunting
Stalking
Driving
Still Hunting


   

Which species is there federal hunting laws for?

Wood Duck
Ring-knecked pheasant
Snowshoe hare
White-tailed Deer


   

Which field carry provides the most firearm control?

Two-handed
Cradle
Trail
Sling


   

Which choice is NOT recommended when approaching downed wildlife?

Approach quietly from behind.
Poke animal gently with a stick.
Touch the eye gently, if there's no reaction, animal is usually dead.
Shoot it again before approaching to make sure it is dead.


   

What is the technique known as "driving"?

One hunter sitting in a blind waiting for game to come along.
One hunter moving slowly and patiently into shooting position after game has been located.
One or more pushers walk through an area trying to move game ahead of them into areas wehre blockers are waiting.
One hunter driving a vehicle and a second hunter in the back set shooting through the open window.


   

Scouting an area you want to hunt should include:

Walk around the area on opening day with your firearm or bow.
Walk around the area looking for animal movements and signs.
Look at maps and aerial photos of the area.
Answers B and C.


   

Which of the following is NOT a reason why you should develop a hunting plan for every hunt?

So friends and family know how to contact you in case of emergency.
So you can use your hunting plan to start a fire if you get lost.
So fellow hunters know where you are located.
So friends and family know where you can be found in case of a hunting accident.


   

Which of these items should be on every checklist included in your hunting plan?

Hunting license
Decoys
Arrows
Treestand


   

Which of these does NOT violate a hunting safety rule?

Carrying a loaded firearm in a vehicle.
Keeping your finger on the trigger while stalking game.
Two hunters shooting at the same game.
Identifying what lies beyond an identified target.