Gun Violence Prevention

Gun Violence Prevention

An examination of the latest statistics on murder (1973) leads us to several important conclusions. The fact that 25,000 people were killed by guns that year in the United States demands that we take immediate and effective action. The fact that 53% of all murders in the United States are committed with handguns forces us to focus our attention and concern on this dangerous, concealable, and accessible weapon. The fact that 71% of the murders committed in

Year Adopted: 
1975

The recent wave of criminal assaults with guns both here and abroad all too tragically dramatize the hideous crime this nation continues to perpetuate against itself--its consistent refusal to take effective measures to control the manufacture, sale, and ownership of guns. In 1968, this Board of Trustees expressed its opposition to this situation when it adopted a resolution on crime, urging support for, among other things:

Year Adopted: 
1972

Background

Too many Americans, especially children, die as a result of gun violence every day. The American people have been aroused by this ongoing, senseless slaughter. Statistics strongly affirm that gun control laws prevent gun violence. Canada's experience with decreasing gun violence after the enactment of strict gun control laws has demonstrated, clearly and unequivocally, that gun control works.

Year Adopted: 
1999