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Everytown Research (And Visuals) on Gun Violence By the Numbers Available Here
HOUSTON – Today the Texas chapter of Moms Demand Action for Gun Sense in America, part of Everytown for Gun Safety, responded to reports of a shooting Monday that injured four children, ranging in age from six to sixteen, in Humble. The alleged shooters are teenagers and the gun or guns have yet to be recovered. The shooting occurred the same day that nine people were injured in a shooting at a strip mall parking lot in Houston.
STATEMENT FROM EMILY KEOWN, VOLUNTEER WITH THE TEXAS CHAPTER OF MOMS DEMAND ACTION:
“My heart aches for Humble, as yet another Texas community feels the heavy weight of gun violence. Children should be able to play outside without the fear of being shot. It’s that simple. Every day in America, 91 Americans are killed by gun violence, including seven children and teens. Hundreds more are injured. From Humble to the shooting that same day in West University where nine people were injured, it’s clear that gun violence affects all of us. We cannot wait until it’s our loved one killed to act to end gun violence. Texans must work together now to strengthen our gun laws and save lives. It doesn’t have to be this way.”
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