Local Event Re: Sensible Gun Legislation

Posted on February 19, 2020


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24 March 2018, Adrian, MI

On an average day, 96 Americans are killed by guns, and 75 preschoolers are shot dead each year in the United States. There are 22,000 gun suicides each year in the United States.

Although mass shootings have the highest public visibility by virtue of news coverage, self-inflicted gun violence is the most common cause of gun-related deaths, followed by gun assaults and accidental shootings.

Since the Sandy Hook school massacre, more than 400 Americans were killed or injured in more than 200 school shootings. In the wakes of mass shootings in Las Vegas, Nevada, Sutherland Springs, Texas, and Orlando, Florida, there have been calls for thoughts, prayers, condolences and action but few meaningful changes to federal laws and policies addressing gun violence prevention in the United States.

A Public Health Approach to Gun Violence

One issue that needs our attention is curbing gun violence. Today I want to promote an upcoming local event:

2020 Election Issues Series: Sensible Gun Legislation

Tuesday, Feb 25
6:30pm – 8:00pm
No registration needed; Free and open to all.
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24 March 2018

1257 East Siena Heights Drive
Adrian, Michigan 49221About the Presenters: Claire Robinson and Ella Rumsey
Claire Robinson and Sadie Freisthler are active in Washtenaw County Chapter of March for Our Lives, an organization with a mission to harness the power of young people across the country to fight for sensible gun violence prevention policies that save lives.
“By employing a cross-disciplinary, public health approach, we can accelerate ideas into breakthrough innovations with the potential to curb the epidemic of gun violence and improve the lives of survivors.” —Consortium for Affordable Medical Technologies (CAMTech)

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