GUN Violence memorial

40,000 Americans die from gun violence every year. That’s 100 people every day whose hopes and dreams are stolen, their lives cut short by a bullet. The vast majority of these preventable deaths don’t generate the national calls for action they should.  That’s why we installed 40,000 flowers on the National Mall, and why we’re bringing the Gun Violence Memorial to public spaces across the country.

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GABBY’S STORY

In 2011, Congresswoman Gabrielle Giffords was shot in the head while meeting with constituents in Tucson, Arizona. In the face of adversity and opposition, she’s inspired millions to fight for a safer America, one free from gun violence.

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38,000 AMERICANS DIE FROM GUN VIOLENCE EVERY YEAR

Our country is living through a gun violence crisis of epidemic proportions, with tens of thousands killed every year and many more wounded. Over the course of their lifetimes, every American will know someone who loses their life to gun violence. The human and economic costs of this uniquely American crisis are staggering, as is the weight of trauma and fear inflicted on communities across the country. Ending this epidemic begins with understanding how we got here.

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Firearm access triples suicide risk. Waiting periods and extreme risk protection orders offer people in crisis a second chance.

Violence intervention strategies have reduced shootings up to 70% in the underserved communities where homicides concentrate.

Weak gun laws turn abusive situations deadly—when abusive partners have access to firearms, their victims are five times as likely to be killed​.​

Three million American children are directly exposed to gun violence each year. Trauma and lockdown drills shouldn’t be a normal part of growing up.

Nearly 1,000 civilians are fatally shot by law enforcement each year. Unarmed Black civilians are five times more likely to be shot.

The US averages one mass shooting per day. Assault weapons and large-capacity magazines make these tragedies even deadlier.

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We’re building a movement of Americans committed to gun safety. Democrats and Republicans, gun owners and non–gun owners alike—we stand united to reject the gun lobby and pass lifesaving gun safety laws.