Mass Shootings

This week is National Gun Violence Survivors Week. Today we highlight and honor the stories of survivors of mass shootings.

Horrific scenes of mass shootings have haunted our collective conscience for years. Each breaking news alert of another mass shooting floods the nation with grief and anger at this senseless, preventable violence. The United States is not the only country with mental illness, domestic violence, or hate-fueled ideologies, but our gun homicide rate is 25 times higher than other high-income countries. 

Between 2009 and 2020, 1,363 people in the United States were killed and 947 more were wounded in 240 mass shootings, an average of 20 shootings each year. Among the casualties of these shootings were at least 362 children and teens killed as well as 21 law enforcement officers killed. These numbers are staggering, but represent just a small portion of the lives forever changed after a mass shooting.

This #GVSurvivorsWeek, help us shine a light on their stories.

Join the Conversation

Whether you are a survivor of gun violence or an ally to survivors, join in on the conversation on social media using the hashtag #GVSurvivorsWeek or create a National Gun Survivors Week profile to show support.