“Our hearts break for the loved ones and the community affected by this devastating tragedy,” said Ione Young, a volunteer with the Montana chapter of Moms Demand Action. “Our state must break this horrific cycle where our friends and neighbors are shot and killed and nothing changes. We must do more to address this crisis and protect our loved ones from senseless acts of gun violence.”
In an average year, 228 people are killed and 259 are wounded by guns in Montana. The state has the ninth-highest gun-related death rate in the United States. Firearms are the second-leading cause of death among children and teens in Montana.
More information about gun violence in Montana is available here.
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.