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Guns

  • Guns have no eyes, no friends. You never know if they'll protect your life or take it.

  • The U.S. has more guns per capita and supplies more guns to the world than any other country. What would be a fistfight without guns turns into dead bodies with them. Families with guns in the house are more likely to shoot themselves accidentally than to shoot any intruder. Women abused by their partners have a five-fold increased risk of being killed when their partner owns a gun. Every three hours, at least one child is wounded or killed by gunfire.

  • Men are not killed because they get mad at each other. They're killed because one of them has a gun in any dispute.

    • Jeannette Rankin,
    • 1966, in Hannah Josephson, Jeannette Rankin: First Lady in Congress ()
  • As long as guns are protected, children are not ...

    • Susan J. Berkson,
    • "We Share Blame for Failing to Protect Kids From Guns," in Minneapolis Star Tribune ()
  • No country that permits firearms to be widely and randomly distributed among its population — especially firearms that are capable of wounding and killing human beings — can expect to escape violence, and a great deal of violence.

  • America is the most violent democracy in the world. It's something that's met with great shock, horror, and mystery when I travel to other countries. They ask, Why are there so many shootings in America? Why does everyone own a gun?

  • Guns know no policy except destruction.