Why Are Semi-Automatic Guns Available At All?

  1. The very active white supremacy movement in this country, and…
  2. The failure of gun control and the shocking proliferation of guns.
  • Domestic gun production increased from 3.9 million per year in 2000 to 11.3 million per year in 2020.
  • Starting in 2009, Glock-type semiautomatic handguns began to outsell rifles, which have been typically used in hunting.
  • How many times do people actually succeed in protecting themselves with a gun they own? (I’m betting very few.)
  • How many times do children discover unlocked guns and inadvertently do violence to themselves or others?
  • How many people commit suicide with guns?
  • How many times are people killed with guns, not by criminals, but by someone they know, in a domestic dispute?

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Terry Baum

Terry Baum

Terry Baum is an actress, director, teacher, filmmaker, political activist, and award-winning lesbian playwright. Her blog BAUMBLOG is a “Top 100 LGBTQ Blog.”