Gun Violence Decreased: White House Host Virtual Discussion With Leaders of Gun Violence Prevention

WASHINGTON, D.C. (September 10, 2021)–today, Domestic Policy Advisor Susan Rice and White House Public Engagement Director and Senior Advisor Cedric Richmond hosted a virtual discussion with leaders of gun violence prevention advocacy groups – Everytown for Gun Safety, Moms Demand Action, Giffords, and Brady. They discussed the ongoing public health crisis of gun violence in America, the historic increase in homicides across American cities last year, and commonsense steps that can be taken to make our communities safer such as closing background check loopholes, stopping the proliferation of unregulated and untraceable “ghost” guns, and expanding community-based violence intervention programs.

Ambassador Rice and Congressman Richmond expressed gratitude for the leaders’ ideas, persistent advocacy efforts over the years, and commitment to working together to tackle the gun violence epidemic. Ambassador Rice and Congressman Richmond also underscored President Biden’s longstanding record of fighting for families impacted by gun violence, his full support for taking commonsense actions to reduce gun violence, and his unwavering commitment to pushing ahead further steps to make our communities safer.

The total number of gun violence as as of February 8, 2021, according the the gun violence archive is 4,812.  The number includes homicides,  and suicides. 

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According to the gun violence stats, gun violence has decreased since 2019.

Gun violence  and crime incidents collected/validated over the last 72 hours per state where gun violence occurred.

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The District of Columbia, had more gun violence than any other city and state between  the last 72 hours.

Source:White House and Gun Violence Archive

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