Another mass shooting in California reminds us the gun violence epidemic is all too real.
Last night, a man shot and killed a dozen people at a nightclub in California. Once again, overnight, more than a dozen lives were destroyed by gun violence. Once again, a California community wakes up asking why and questioning their safety.
The terrible truth is this: Every day, 96 people in America die from gun violence.
Even as we grieve recent terrifying shootings — this year alone, we’ve grieved Parkland, Pittsburgh, Thousand Oaks, among others — it's important to remember that gun violence damages families and communities daily, through murders, assaults, domestic violence, suicides, suicide attempts and other senseless acts.
At Cal Wellness, we stand with victims of gun violence and continue to support organizations working to end the gun violence epidemic. You too can take action by educating yourself and engaging.
Connect with some of our grantees working to ensure the safety of people in our communities, and explore these additional resources:
Brady Center to Prevent Gun Violence
Everytown for Gun Safety
Giffords Law Center to Prevent Gun Violence
Hope and Heal Fund
Speak for Safety
Women Against Gun Violence
Managing Your Distress in the Aftermath of a Shooting