Gun Safety

CAUGHT IN THE CROSSFIRE: Florida’s Statistics

  • In Florida, 76% of all homicides involve a gun. On average, 2,752 people die and 4,270 are wounded by guns each year
  • Guns are the 2nd-leading cause of death among children and teens in Florida An average of 206 children and teens die by guns every year. Thirty-five percent are due to suicide and 60% are homicides including children killing children.
  • From 2014 to 2022, Florida has recorded 8,527 shooting deaths and 14,113 injuries so far, including 226 mass shootings in that timeframe. 589 children died, with another 1,463 injured during those 8 years.
  • Also in the last 8 years, 604 women were shot to death in domestic violence cases; 44 so far in 2022 alone. Another 397 women were wounded.
  • Florida’s Stand Your Ground law is dangerous because it encourages the escalation of gun violence and does nothing to deter crime.; This law has increased both the state’s overall homicide (24%) and firearm homicide (32%) rates since its passage in 2005.
  • Gun deaths and injuries cost Florida $40.3 billion, of which $876 million is paid by taxpayers. Gun violence costs each Floridan $961 per person each year.

For our own protection, we need to elect more Democratic Senators and Representatives here in Florida.With a controlling majority, the far-right extreme minority will not be able to block life-saving legislation.

WE NEED EVERY VOTE!

VOTE IN NOVEMBER
STATE ELECTIONS

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Over 85% of Floridians, regardless of party affiliation, support stricter gun safety measures. A majority approve of the bipartisan gun safety reforms passed in Washington.

However, Republican Ron DeSantis, who has an A+ rating with the NRA, vows to expand the ability for anyone to carry firearms by adopting permitless carry, with no criminal background check. He refuses to ban assault weapons in Florida, or even consider raising the minimum age of purchase, opposing what the majority of Floridians want.

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