Every year, nearly 49,000 people are killed by guns, and many more are shot and live with ongoing physical and psychological wounds. June is National Gun Violence Awareness Month and to commemorate this month of reflection and honor it with action, the Center for American Progress is centering the voices of gun violence survivors to share their messages for lawmakers. While each survivor’s story is unique, they all have one thing in common: They are tired of inaction and demand elected officials strengthen gun laws and invest in proven strategies to prevent future tragedies.
We can make our communities safer by banning assault weapons. Tell Congress to act now.