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Firearm Mortality by State

Firearm mortality statistics in the United States reveal significant concerns regarding the impact of firearms on public health and safety. As of 2019, firearms were involved in approximately 37% of all homicides, making them a prominent factor in violent deaths. Additionally, around 51% of suicides were carried out using firearms, highlighting the urgent need to address the association between firearm availability [...]

2023-07-25T12:52:03-04:00July 25th, 2023|Events, Gun Violence, News, Reports|0 Comments

Levi’s and Giants Team Up with Live Free for Gun Violence Awareness

Annually, the San Francisco Giants and Levi's® join forces through the Community Advocate program to showcase and bolster nonprofit organizations in the Bay Area. In line with our ongoing commitment, this year's campaign focuses on supporting initiatives dedicated to preventing gun violence within our communities. Together, we strive to make a meaningful impact and foster safer environments for all. Live Free [...]

2023-06-23T18:27:20-04:00June 23rd, 2023|Events, Gun Violence, News|0 Comments

Live Free Calls for Action After Tragic Shooting in Stl: Urgent Need for Common-sense Gun Laws and Mental Health Support

"Live Free mourns with our STL community members and families who were impacted by another act of gun violence yesterday. We remain undeterred in calling for full funding for community safety programs, common sense gun laws and signature investments into youth and family mental health and healing initiatives." - Pastor Mike Mcbride --------------------------------------------- We are devastated to learn about the senseless [...]

2023-06-20T16:03:31-04:00June 20th, 2023|Gun Violence, News, Public Safety|0 Comments

2-year-old inside car when gunshots ring out, killing driver

2-year-old inside car when gunshots ring out, killing driver Publication: WAPT News Author: Michalia Franklin Date: February 7, 2023 Summary/Takeaway: Jackson police are investigating a deadly drive-by shooting that took place in broad daylight in an intersection. ​​A 2-year-old child was in the car at the time of the shooting but wasn't hurt, according to authorities at the scene. Hinds County [...]

2023-06-05T10:33:23-04:00June 3rd, 2023|Gun Violence, News|0 Comments

Memorial Day Weekend Marked by 20 Mass Shootings, 16 Lives Lost in Latest Wave of Us Gun Violence

During Memorial Day Weekend, the United States was plagued by a distressing wave of gun violence, marked by a staggering count of at least 20 mass shootings. Tragically, these incidents resulted in the loss of 16 lives and left over 80 individuals wounded. This wave of bloodshed commenced in Arizona, as a 20-year-old man was accused of perpetrating five separate shootings [...]

2023-06-02T12:17:11-04:00June 2nd, 2023|Gun Violence, News|0 Comments

Debate on Guns in Schools: Pastor Mike McBride Joins Tammi Mac and Guests on Fox Soul

DEBATE: Are Schools with Armed Teachers Safer? | Tammi Mac Full Episode  Pastor Mike McBride joins the panel discussion Tammi and her guests are debating the pros and cons of having guns in schools. SUBSCRIBE to FOX Soul Black Thought on YouTube!! ►►https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCLRQ... WATCH LIVE & EXPLORE MORE at: https://www.foxsoul.tv/ Download the FOX SOUL app to watch LIVE shows and full [...]

2023-08-09T21:16:07-04:00May 29th, 2023|Gun Violence, Interviews, News|0 Comments

Why Allocating American Rescue Plan Funds to Violence Prevention is Key: an Op-ed Urging Local Leaders to Address Root Causes of Violence Beyond Ghost Guns

In this Op-Ed, authors Michael McBride and Ciera Bates-Chamberlain emphasize the need for local leaders to invest in violence prevention and address the root causes of violence, rather than solely focusing on banning "ghost guns." They acknowledge President Joe Biden's efforts to address ghost guns, which are untraceable firearms, but argue that it is not enough to combat the issue in [...]

7 Black People Killed by Police over False Gun Claims: No Charges Filed, Attorney Calls for Accountability

7 Black People Killed After Cops Falsely Discover a Gun That was Never There Yahoo - Kalyn Womack April 8, 2023   In a number of police brutality cases, the actions of a police officer are justified if the person is holding or reaching for a firearm, even when it is found later that the cop made a mistake. Recently, a [...]

2023-06-05T10:23:01-04:00May 11th, 2023|Gun Violence, News, Police Brutality|0 Comments

Report Reveals America’s 15 Safest and Most Dangerous Cities for 2023: Find out Where Your City Ranks

Report Ranks America’s 15 Safest (And Most Dangerous) Cities For 2023 Forbes - Laura Begley Bloom January 31, 2023 Although data shows that violent crime rates dropped in cities across the United States last year, crime is an increasing concern among many Americans—whose fears are only likely to grow with incidents like the recent spike in mass shootings.  For the third [...]

2023-06-05T10:32:42-04:00May 6th, 2023|Case Study, News, Reports|0 Comments

Reduce Gun Violence: Prioritizing Community-based Interventions

Community-Based Violence Interventions: Proven Strategies To Reduce Violent Crime Center for American Progress - Akua Amaning and Hassen Bashir Leaders around the nation should prioritize community-based violence intervention programs to reduce gun violence and violent crime more broadly. Across America, communities are struggling to combat rising gun violence. Although overall crime rates remain low, the sale of firearms and instances of [...]

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