The Consortium for Risk-Based Firearm Policy              

February 2023

The Consortium for Risked-Based Firearm Policy



The firearm death rate in the United States is 11.4 times that of its peer countries. That means that by the end of January 2023 alone, the US has already experienced the burden of gun violence many other countries will experience over the course of the full year. For this reason, the first week of February has become known as National Gun Violence Survivors’ week, a symbolic time to commemorate those impacted by the epidemic of gun violence in this country.

In 2021, more than 48,800 people in the United States died of gun violence. This number is by far the most on record. This horrific number of firearm deaths is surpassed by the number of people who survive firearm injuries. Nonfatal firearm injuries are more than twice as prevalent as gun deaths. In addition to those who survive gun injuries, there are countless others who are threatened with firearms and who are witness of acts of gun violence.

The Consortium for Risk Based Firearm Policy joins other organizations and gun violence prevention advocates, in recognizing that behind every gun violence statistic is a story of human life, of loved ones lost, of people living with the burden of physical wounds and the emotional toll of life-long trauma.








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