CNN: States with weaker gun laws have higher rates of firearm related homicides and suicides, study finds
A new study found that there is a direct correlation with states that have weak gun laws and high rates of deaths due to guns. Hawaii has the lowest gun death rates in the country and the second most strictest gun laws, while California has the strictest gun laws. Mississippi has the weakest gun laws and the highest gun death rate. There were 5 fundamental laws that were deemed effective in the study. They were: “background check and/or permits to purchase handguns; a permit to carry concealed guns in public; the secure storage of firearms; the rejection of ‘Stand Your Ground’ laws; and the enactment of ‘extreme risk’ laws that temporarily remove a person’s access to firearms when there is evidence that they pose a serious risk to themselves or others, according to Everytown.” This article shines light on the significance of strong gun laws in reducing firearm crimes and violence. For the full article click here. For more information on active shooter, click here.