Last updated on: 4/19/2017 | Author: ProCon.org

States United to Prevent Gun Violence Biography

Position:
Con to the question "Should Adults Have the Right to Carry a Concealed Handgun?"
Reasoning:

“[C]oncealed carry costs us all dearly, in both money and lives.

Idaho universities, for example, have just discovered that they must spend millions of dollars a year to accommodate the state’ new concealed carry law. And the Violence Policy Center, in a report released in February, documented 722 shooting deaths since May 2007 caused by private citizens who were licensed to carry concealed weapons…

Gun nuts argue that allowing people to carry concealed arms anywhere they want, including in schools, churches and state legislatures, enables them to defend themselves and quickly confront threats when the police aren’t around. But statistics show that states with higher rates of gun ownership and weak gun violence prevention laws are not safer but instead have the highest overall gun death rates.”

“The Hidden Costs of Concealed Arms, in Dollars and Deaths,” ceasefireusa.org (accessed May 10, 2017)

Theoretical Expertise Ranking:
Organizations/VIPs/Others
Individuals and organizations that do not fit into the other star categories.
Description:

“States United to Prevent Gun Violence is a grassroots network of 32 state affiliates working to make our communities and families safer. As part of our 50 State Solution to end gun violence, we support existing state-based gun violence prevention groups and bring new partners into the movement. Through cooperative efforts with our 32 state groups – and our combined 150,000 grassroots supporters – we are working to build healthy communities by reducing gun death and injury through stronger laws, community education and grassroots action.”

“About States United to Prevent Gun Violence,” ceasefireusa.org (accessed Apr. 19, 2017)

Mission:

“Americans have the right to be safe in our homes, schools, and communities and to live in a country free from the fear, loss, and grief caused by gun violence. States United and its grassroots affiliates are unified in a state-by-state and national effort to:

  • Make all Americans safer by keeping guns out of the hands of felons, terrorists and the violent mentally ill through background checks for all gun purchases.
  • Keep women and children safer by keeping guns out of the hands of domestic abusers.
  • Protect families by demanding that gun-owners take responsibility and keep guns in the home locked, unloaded and safely stored.
  • Educate parents and children to talk about the risk and dangers of gun violence in the home and on our streets.
  • Prevent mass shootings by banning military-style weapons from our communities.”
  • “About States United to Prevent Gun Violence,” ceasefireusa.org (accessed Apr. 19, 2017)

    Other:
    501(c)(3) nonprofit
    Contact Info:
    Phone
    None found
    Email
    info@CeasefireUSA.org
    Website
    ceasefireusa.org
    Quoted in:
    Pro & Con Quotes: Should Adults Have the Right to Carry a Concealed Handgun?