“Our hearts are broken for everyone impacted by this devastating shooting,” said Rachel Michelson, a volunteer with the California chapter of Moms Demand Action in San Jose. “We shouldn’t have to live like this, with the threat of gun violence looming over all of us wherever we go and whatever we do. We’ll honor their lives with action to end gun violence.”
Homicide levels in major cities in California, including Los Angeles, Sacramento, and San Diego, have risen over the past year, as the coronavirus pandemic has exacerbated the root causes of gun violence and brought unprecedented challenges to the work of local gun violence intervention programs.
Statistics about gun violence in California are available here. If you are interested in speaking with a California Moms Demand Action or Students Demand Action volunteer, please don’t hesitate to reach out.
Did you know?
Every day, 120 Americans are killed with guns.
Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, National Center for Health Statistics. WONDER Online Database, Underlying Cause of Death. A yearly average was developed using four years of the most recent available data: 2018 to 2021.