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On Monday night, eight people were shot and wounded in Durham, part of a surge in gun violence that the city is experiencing. According to the News & Observer, “as of Aug. 22, there had been 158 shooting incidents in Durham this year, with a total of 189 people shot.”
Despite this persistence of gun violence, North Carolina Republicans at every level have rejected common-sense gun safety measures, advocating instead for extreme gun laws that would make North Carolinians less safe.
Volunteers with the North Carolina chapter of Moms Demand Action are available to discuss the work they’re doing to elect gun sense champions who will take action to address North Carolina’s gun violence epidemic. More information on gun violence in North Carolina is available here.
Did you know?
The U.S. gun homicide rate is 25 times higher than that of other high-income countries.
Grinshteyn, E. and Hemenway, D. “Violent Death Rates in the US Compared to Those of the Other High-income Countries, 2015.” Preventive Medicine. (2019). https://bit.ly/3kyfsSs