Guns Save Lives is creating a self defense database
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patrons

GunsSaveLives.net was created several years ago as an ambitious project to document every use of a firearm in self defense in the United States based on media and police reports. While the project went strong for over two years, we quickly realized that if we didn't adhere to the standards of advertisers and social media then the site would be a failure. We played this game for a long time, but in the end the lack of advertising revenue to fund the project and pushback from social media networks ultimately meant it was a doomed project. 

Now, thanks to crowdfunding (AND YOU!), the project is getting back underway again and the only people we care about pleasing are the people who care about our research (YOU!)

For as little as a $1/month pledge, you can help support the documentation of self defense gun uses again. This is also the best way to get multiple weekly updates about self defense uses. Every week, we will create a custom post for our Patrons that documents that weeks' defensive gun uses.

As we gain Patrons we will add resources and features to the database. More Patron only content will happen as we grow as well.

Long term goals:
1. Catch up on all past defensive gun uses from the last 2 years.
2. Keep database up to date on all current/future defensive gun uses.
3. Expand the searchable data points that we assign to every defensive gun use. This will be key for more advanced research/reporting later on.
4. Introduce researcher access to the database.
5. Build a process that automatically allows users to email lists of defensive gun uses to lawmakers from their states/districts.
Tiers
GSL Supporters
$1 or more per month

Use this option if you're on a budget, but still want to support the project and get the weekly emails.

GSL+ Supporters
$5 or more per month

Use this option if you can spare a few more bucks per month, but still want to support the project and get the weekly emails.

Research Funders
$10 or more per month

This is the option for people who really want to fund our database and believe in what we're doing. You'll be the first to see new features of the database, and of course, you will also get the weekly emails.

Ultimate 2A Supporters
$30 or more per month

You believe in everything the Second Amendment stands for and you support the research we're doing. You'll get the weekly defensive gun use emails as well as additional behind the scenes information and will have additional influence through user polls and questions on the future of the project.

Goals
7 of 1000 patrons
When we reach 1000 Patrons we will begin work on expanding the search and indexing capabilities of the database, making it even more useful for researchers and academic institutions.
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GunsSaveLives.net was created several years ago as an ambitious project to document every use of a firearm in self defense in the United States based on media and police reports. While the project went strong for over two years, we quickly realized that if we didn't adhere to the standards of advertisers and social media then the site would be a failure. We played this game for a long time, but in the end the lack of advertising revenue to fund the project and pushback from social media networks ultimately meant it was a doomed project. 

Now, thanks to crowdfunding (AND YOU!), the project is getting back underway again and the only people we care about pleasing are the people who care about our research (YOU!)

For as little as a $1/month pledge, you can help support the documentation of self defense gun uses again. This is also the best way to get multiple weekly updates about self defense uses. Every week, we will create a custom post for our Patrons that documents that weeks' defensive gun uses.

As we gain Patrons we will add resources and features to the database. More Patron only content will happen as we grow as well.

Long term goals:
1. Catch up on all past defensive gun uses from the last 2 years.
2. Keep database up to date on all current/future defensive gun uses.
3. Expand the searchable data points that we assign to every defensive gun use. This will be key for more advanced research/reporting later on.
4. Introduce researcher access to the database.
5. Build a process that automatically allows users to email lists of defensive gun uses to lawmakers from their states/districts.

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Tiers
GSL Supporters
$1 or more per month

Use this option if you're on a budget, but still want to support the project and get the weekly emails.

GSL+ Supporters
$5 or more per month

Use this option if you can spare a few more bucks per month, but still want to support the project and get the weekly emails.

Research Funders
$10 or more per month

This is the option for people who really want to fund our database and believe in what we're doing. You'll be the first to see new features of the database, and of course, you will also get the weekly emails.

Ultimate 2A Supporters
$30 or more per month

You believe in everything the Second Amendment stands for and you support the research we're doing. You'll get the weekly defensive gun use emails as well as additional behind the scenes information and will have additional influence through user polls and questions on the future of the project.