Recently, we learned of some scary statistics on the topic of gun violence. Here are some we wanted to share:
- For every person shot and killed by a gun in the US, two more are wounded, according to a new analysis published in the Western Journal of Emergency Medicine. Being shot and wounded can have devastating physical and mental health and financial consequences for survivors.
- Violence Policy Center (VPC) is a national educational organization working to stop gun death and injury. VPC has developed an eye-opening listing of examples of mass shootings since 1980 involving large-capacity ammunition magazines, which are the common thread running through most mass shootings in the United States.
We urge our members and friends to take advantage of opportunities to educate your family, friends and community on gun violence and contact your elected officials about various gun violence prevention legislation. Here are some examples: