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

Event Watch the Recording: Gun Violence Prevention - From Grassroots to Capitol Hill 

On June 20, 2019, FCNL hosted a conversation with gun violence prevention advocate, Peter Murchison. Peter is a member of Wilton Quaker Meeting in Connecticut and an outspoken advocate for gun violence prevention. He engages in this important work in honor of his nephew, Daniel Barden one of the children who lost their lives in the Sandy Hook school shooting.

Advocacy Corps 2019-2020 

Meet the 2019-2020 class of Advocacy Corps Organizers. These 20 young adults from around the U.S. will be organizing their communities to end gun violence.

Update When it Comes to Gun Violence, We Need to Know 

Researching the effects of gun violence is essential but, because of a provision known as the Dickey Amendment, the U.S. government hasn’t conducted any significant research on the impact of gun violence for more than 20 years. This year, a bill before the U.S. House of Representatives could change that.

Update Gun Violence Awareness Month: Ways to Engage 

June is gun violence awareness month, with actions taking place throughout the country. To help get you ready, here’s a compilation of recent updates, ideas for actions you can take, and more.

Support FCNL We've Had Enough 

Will you help us stem the tide of gun violence in America by donating today? Your gift before June 30 will be matched dollar for dollar up to $145,000.

No child should go to school in fear. No person should worry about being gunned down as they worship, work, or walk down the street. The epidemic of gun violence is killing us—through suicides, homicides, and lax laws.

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