Safer Country is dedicated to keeping guns out of unsafe hands.
“Gun violence is a leading cause of premature death in the U.S.” — American Public Health Association, 2020
“In 2017, firearms were used to cause 85,000 injuries and 38,882 deaths, of which 23,854 were suicides, 14,542 were murders, and 486 were accidental.” — PolitiFact, 2019
“Murder-suicides are a shockingly common form of gun violence in the United States — an estimated 11 such incidents each week. More than 1,200 Americans die in murder-suicides each year. Nine out of 10 murder-suicides involve a gun. In nearly two-thirds of all murder-suicides, an intimate partner of the shooter is among the victims.” — Violence Policy Center, 2020
“In the old ‘Wild West,’ they took people’s guns away when they were in a populated area, only to be retrieved when they left. That exemplifies how laws were much tougher 150 years ago than in the last 30 years.” — Olivia B. Waxman, TIME, 2018