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The Arizona chapter of Moms Demand Action, a part of Everytown for Gun Safety, today released the following statement after a shooting on Wednesday evening at the Glendale Westgate Entertainment District that wounded at least three people:
“No one should have to experience the trauma of gun violence –– not amid a pandemic, and not ever,” said Jennifer Zechlin, a volunteer with the Arizona chapter of Moms Demand Action. “Arizona has some of the weakest gun laws in the country, and last night’s senseless violence is another reminder that gun violence is an urgent problem that must be addressed immediately. We’re keeping everyone affected by last night’s shooting in our thoughts.”
Every day in the U.S., over 100 Americans are killed with guns, and hundreds more are shot and wounded. And in an average year, 284 Arizonans die by gun homicide.
Here’s more on gun violence in Arizona:
Statistics about gun violence in Arizona are available here, and information on how Arizona’s gun laws compare to other states’ overall is available here. To connect with a volunteer with Arizona Moms Demand Action please don’t hesitate to reach out.
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