The National Gun Violence Memorial is an installation on the National Mall in Washington DC to remember victims of gun violence and inspire the #CourageToAct. These 45,222 flowers represent the increasing number of Americans who die from gun violence each year. Open to the public Sunday, June 5, to Saturday, June 11, 2022.
EVERY DAY, Over 100 AMERICANS DIE FROM GUN VIOLENCE
Deaths from gun violence have surpassed 45,000 a year. To honor those lives lost, we’ll place 45,000 flowers on the National Mall.
The Gun Violence Memorial is open for public viewing. We encourage you to visit, reflect, and urge your elected officials to take action.
Washington Monument Washington DC June 5 to June 11, 2022
PLEDGE TO FIGHT GUN VIOLENCE
Stand with Gabby Giffords and join our efforts to make our country safer from gun violence. It takes all of us to fight fear and despair with courage and action.
A PLACE TO REFLECT & Demand ACTION
Over 45,000 Americans died from gun violence in a single year. That’s over 100 people every day whose hopes and dreams were stolen—their lives cut short by a bullet.
While mass shootings like the recent tragedies in Uvalde and Buffalo capture the lion’s share of the media’s focus, the vast majority of these preventable deaths don’t generate the attention they should.
Our nation’s gun laws are broken. The US House of Representatives has taken action to fix them. Now, it’s the Senate’s turn.
Join us in calling on our leaders in Washington DC to:
Pass universal background checks: Every year, millions of guns are sold without a background check because of loopholes in our federal gun laws. The Senate must pass legislation requiring background checks on all gun sales.
Confirm Steve Dettelbach as ATF Director: The Senate must swiftly confirm Steve Dettelbach as the next director of the ATF so that the agency is better equipped to enforce the gun laws already on the books.
Shooting after shooting, gun lobby–bought senators have looked the other way and refused to even debate basic reforms. By visualizing the magnitude of our nation’s gun violence crisis, the Gun Violence Memorial sends a message they can’t ignore.
In April 2021, Giffords first partnered with Doug Landry, the visual artist behind the COVID-19 flag memorial, to set up a memorial in Washington DC with 40,000 flowers representing the number of Americans who die from gun violence every year. After taking the memorial to cities around the country—from Philadelphia to Houston to Los Angeles—we’re back in DC.
But this uniquely American epidemic has only gotten worse: deaths from gun violence have passed 45,000 a year. The 5,000 additional flowers will be orange to visually differentiate this devastating increase.
The Gun Violence Memorial is a tribute to the many lives that have been lost, a testament to the strength of survivors, and a plea to our elected officials to pass gun safety legislation in the Senate.
Gun Violence Memorial Partners
Alliance for Gun Responsibility
American College of Physicians
American Federation of Teachers
American Medical Student Association
American Medical Women’s Association
Amnesty International USA
Anti-Violence Partnership of Philadelphia
Association of Humanistic Rabbis
Association of Prosecuting Attorneys
Big Cities Health Coalition
BRAVE Youth Leaders
Chi-Town GVP Summit
Community Justice Action Fund
CT Against Gun Violence
Cure Violence Global
Delaware Coalition Against Gun Violence
Doctors for America
Don’t Shoot Guns Shoot Cameras
Episcopal Peace Fellowship
Equal Justice USA
Everytown for Gun Safety
Franciscan Action Network
Granite State Progress
Gun Owners for Responsible Ownership
Guns Down Friday
Helping Others With Life
Honor with Action Coalition
Human Rights Campaign
Life After the Gunshot
LIFE Camp, Inc.
Lock Arms for Life
Maine Gun Safety Coaltion
March for Our Lives
Marylanders to Prevent Gun Violence
Massachusetts Coalition to Prevent Gun Violence
Me Myself & I
National Action Network
National Council of Jewish Women
National Education Association
National Network for Safe Communities
Nebraskans Against Gun Violence
New York State American Academy of Pediatrics
Newtown Action Alliance
North Carolinians Against Gun Violence
Not My Generation
Ohio Coalition Against Gun Violence
One Aim Illinois
Prevent Gun Violence Florida
Purpose Over Pain
Remembering Darien Foundation
Safe States Alliance
Scrubs Against Firearm Violence
Sisters of Mercy of the Americas Justice Team
Society for Humanistic Judaism
Squirrel Hill Stands Against Gun Violence
T’ruah: The Rabbinic Call for Human Rights
Teachers Unify to End Gun Violence
Terrell Bosley Anti-Violence Association
The T.R.I.G.G.E.R. Project
The TraRon Center
The Union for Reform Judaism
This Is Our Lane
Torah Trumps Hate
Upper East Side for Change
Victim Support Services
Violent Crime Survivors
WAVE Educational Fund
Woman’s National Democratic Club
Women in H.E.E.L.S
GUN OWNERS FOR SAFETY
The NRA’s extremist views don’t represent the majority of gun owners. Responsible gun owners understand that commonsense gun laws go hand-in-hand with firearm ownership.