Many of us feel helpless and hopeless today, wondering what we can do aside from “thoughts and prayers”. Here’s a start.
Where are we going and what can we do?
Watch this space to see additional action items that will be posted in coming days and weeks.
The first four months of U.S. gun violence in 2022, as of May 2nd:
• 6,296 gun deaths
• 11,653 gun injuries
• 173 mass shootings
• 325 children shot
• 1,480 teenagers shot
• 360 incidents of defensive gun use
• 467 unintentional shootings~8,052 suicides [CDC estimate]
Please note that the numbers may change due to logging/updating past incidents from April, these are real-time numbers as of the time posted today. source: Gun Violence Archive published to Facebook.
UUA’s Action Plan to Prevent Gun Violence:
Take Action to Prevent Gun Violence
The UUA and UUJMCA stand in solidarity with leaders in our community who condemn violent crime against others, hate crime, hate speech, racism, and gun violence.