Can the New Congress Find Common Ground on Gun Safety?

By Julia Baumel — December 2, 2020

If a group of Democratic and Republican members were interested in passing legislation in the 2021-2022 Congress that could meaningfully enhance gun safety in America, they should look to ideas that would actually reduce gun violence and could realistically become law.

Facts At-A-Glance

  • 13.7 million guns

    were sold in the U.S. between March and June 2020, 3 million more than were sold in the same period the previous year.

  • Nearly 600 mass shootings

    have occurred in the U.S. so far in 2020.

  • 96% of public schools

    in the U.S. perform regular active shooter and lockdown drills.

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