"Not One More"

“Today, I’m going to ask every person I can find to send a postcard to every politician they can think of with three words on it: Not One More.” -- Richard Martinez, father of son killed in the Santa Barbara shootings.



Analysis of Recent Mass Shootings


Using FBI data and media reports, Mayors Against Illegal Guns developed an analysis of mass shootings that took place between January 2009 and September 2013. The analysis found that there have been more than 90 mass shootings in this nearly five-year period.

The FBI defines a “mass shooting” as any incident where at least four people were murdered with a gun. Below are some of the reports more surprising findings:

  • Mass shootings represent a small share of total US firearm homicides.
  • There is a strong connection between mass shooting incidents and domestic or family violence: at least 57% of mass shootings surveyed were related to domestic or family violence.
  • Those who serve and protect us, including law enforcement and military officers, are frequently the victims of mass shootings.

Click here to download the full analysis.

Background Checks

The single most important thing we can do to reduce gun violence is to require a criminal background check for every gun sale. Sixteen states and Washington, D.C., already do this for all handgun sales. In these states, 38 percent fewer women are shot to death by their partners, 39 percent fewer on-duty police officers are shot and killed, 48 percent fewer people commit suicide with guns, and there is 49 percent less gun trafficking.

4women June 08, 2014 at 05:17 PM
Congressman Scott Garrett, District 5, was the ONLY New Jersey Rep who did NOT vote for some additional funds to fix the National Criminal Background Check System. It wasn't even much money. They had a backlog of data. Can Tarvin Realtors please start sending Garrett real estate pix for homes in Texas because he sure votes like he is from that state and not NJ!!!
Wayne's World June 09, 2014 at 01:12 PM
Finally, Stew Resmer makes some sense! 4women, you couldn't be more wrong. Mr. Garrett is the ONLY national NJ politician of any value whatsoever. The rest of them have ruined the state over the past 40 years or so.


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