Types of Gun Violence
Almost every day we hear of another mass shooting* in our country. But America’s gun violence epidemic is made up of much more than high-profile media events. Every 16 hours, a woman in America is shot and killed by a current or former intimate partner. Suicides account for 60 percent of all gun deaths. And there are communities across the country, many of them Black and Brown, where gun violence linked to decades of oppressive policies, is an everyday reality. Imagine trying to live, work, and play in a community awash with easily obtainable weapons.
With America also leading the world in the number of guns per person, it's vital that we don't let temporary moments of crisis turn into permanent tragedies. It’s in everyone’s hands to work on solutions and we encourage you to learn more about how Brady is fighting to make our families, communities and streets safe again. Join that fight!
*The Gun Violence Archive defines mass shootings as any incident in which four or more people were shot but not necessarily killed, excluding the shooter.