We don't know how many families have experienced the pain we know all too well in Newtown because of Washington's failure to act. We can't quantify the impact on our children's safety – their ability to go to school, a movie or simply outside to play without fear of gun violence.
But we do have some numbers, and this one is pretty terrifying: Six million.
That's right, an estimated six million firearms have been privately sold without background checks since Manchin-Toomey failed. That's more than 16,400 weapons sold – potentially to dangerous criminals or mentally unstable individuals – every day.
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