Gun Violence--The Ultimate Quotation Collection

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Gun Violence—The Ultimate Quotation Collection


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70 Page Quotation Collection on Gun Violence

This 70 page quotation collection contains the most interesting, thought-provoking, and useful quotations on Gun Violence. A unique collection presenting only pertinent and straightforward quotes that address all aspects of Gun Violence, this set of quotations includes the classic quotes as well as quotes carefully chosen from primary sources with particular attention given to quotes from women and minorities. In addition to the wisdom and guidance quotes provide, the quotations in this collection function particularly well in displays, presentations, speeches, research, students’ papers, and classroom lessons and discussions. Teachers using quotations as a lesson component directly address the Common Core Standards by facilitating critical thinking and promoting skills such as analyzing, inferencing, paraphrasing, and comparing and contrasting.

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Sample Quotes on Gun Violence:

With guns you can kill terrorists. With education, you can kill terrorism.

—Malala Yousafzai

More Americans have died from gunshots in the last 50 years than in all of the wars in American history.

Since 1968, more than 1.5 million Americans have died in gun-related incidents,

according to data from the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. By comparison, approximately 1.2 million service members have been killed in every war in U.S. history, according to estimates from the Department of Veterans Affairs and, a website that maintains an ongoing database of casualties from the wars in Iraq and Afghanistan.

—Chelsea Bailey

After every mass shooting, we hear non-stop talk about gun rights. Loud voices site the Second Amendment as the right to have a gun. What isn’t talked about is the rights of all those dead people who were assaulted by the one with the gun. And there are many; we suffer around 30,000 deaths per year from guns. But the ones gunned down also have constitutional rights, the right to ‘life, liberty, and the

pursuit of happiness.’ When will this country honor those rights?

—Lee Knohl

Compared to 22 other high-income nations, the U.S. gun-related murder rate is 25 times higher. Although it has half the population of the other 22 nations combined, the U.S. had 82 percent of all gun deaths, 90 percent of all women killed by guns, 91 percent of children under 14 and 92 percent of young people between ages 15 and 24 killed by guns. In 2010, gun violence cost U.S. taxpayers approximately $516

million in direct hospital costs.


We look to statistics for reassurance in these types of situations. Here is one: 100% of mass shootings have been enabled by access to guns. I can guarantee that even if there were a genotype shared by the mass shooters, which there will not be, none of the killings would have happened if they didn’t have guns. 

--Adam Rutherford

A remarkable 75 percent of children killed with guns this year have been under the age of 12. Since the mass shooting at Sandy Hook Elementary School in Newtown, Connecticut, three years ago, an American child under 12 has died by intentional or accidental gunfire every other day, according to analysis by NBC News. And those children are far more likely to die from guns held by family members and acquaintances than strangers, according to an NBC News analysis of FBI data.

On August 18, 9-year-old Jamyla Bolden was killed by a bullet fired into her

Ferguson, Missouri, home as she did her homework on her bed. ‘Usually when

we hear the gunshots, she’s the first one who yells ‘Mom, they’re shooting!’ her mother told, a local news station. ‘I noticed Jamyla wasn’t saying

anything. That’s the main thing I remember: her not moving.’

—Jennifer Mascia (2015)

The best evidence on how to prevent mass shootings comes from Australia. In 1996, after 35 people were killed in a massacre in Tasmania, Australia banned a range of weapons including semi-automatic and pump-action rifles and shotguns. Income tax was hiked so the government would have the money to buy back the now-illegal weapons, and the results were striking: There had been 13 mass shootings in 18 years before the new controls, but no similar incident in the decade that followed.

Peter Aldhous

We lose eight children and teenagers to gun violence every day. If a mysterious virus suddenly started killing eight of our children every day, America would

mobilize teams of doctors and public health officials. We would move heaven and earth until we found a way to protect our children. But not with gun violence.

—Senator Elizabeth Warren

Isn’t it strange how mental illness hardly massacres anyone in Canada, Australia, and the United Kingdom?

—Internet Meme

We in Europe … do not consider the freedom to buy weapons a human right.

— Gisela Kallenbach

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