More than 1/3 of American households and almost ½ of all American males own guns. More than 2/3 of murders are committed using guns. A total of 32,514 Americans and 2,677 children die in this country every year from gun violence! These numbers are unacceptable – these are real human beings, someone’s children, parents, and spouses. Only 0.5% of guns are used for protection where the gun owner thought his life was in danger. This demonstrates that the argument that everyone should carry a gun for protection is a fallacy. Please speak out and let your local officials know how you feel!