Gun Violence Prevention

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Gun violence is a public health crisis that our country has been facing for decades. While it’s the mass shootings that grab the headlines, gun violence comes in far more common and pernicious forms. Suicides, accidental deaths, domestic violence, and homicides in urban areas and communities of color all take a toll on our society. We seek a society where we can feel safe in our communities doing ordinary activities without the risk of violent death.

More on Gun Violence

Update Here's Why I'm Hopeful 

It has been one week since I said goodbye to the 20 young adult organizers who make up FCNL’s Advocacy Corps. After 10 days of training in Washington, DC, they are now in their communities organizing on a tragically relevant issue: gun violence.

Action Alert Now is the Time for Prayer and Action 

Our hearts are heavy as we mourn the lives lost and the communities devastated by three mass shootings in one week. This violence is sickening. And it is a reminder of the dangerous toll guns take in our country every day because of permissive gun laws.

Statement Quakers Push for Immediate Action as Weekend Mass Shootings Claim 31 More Lives 

As the country reels from three mass shootings in one week, the Friends Committee on National Legislation (FCNL) urges policymakers to take every available step to reduce the harm and loss of life caused by guns.

Update Too Many Guns, Too Many Children Killed  

Written by Peter Murchison

Earlier this spring, I went to Hartford, CT, to give testimony on gun violence prevention bills and to support others doing the same. There was a diverse crowd ranging from gun safety advocates to “open carry” groups. I was there to advocate for laws I believe would reduce injuries and death by guns.

New Advocacy Corps Plan to Reduce Gun Violence 

One of FCNL's signature programs continues to grow with 20 young adults joining the 2018-2019 Advocacy Corps. This diverse group will organize their local communities in 16 states to reduce gun violence.

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