UUFR has an anti-violence group. Over the next few weeks we will publish articles leading up to a Wellspring workshop on gun violence awareness. We meet on the first Tuesday at 6 pm at UUFR in the Teen Cave.
60% of gun deaths are self-inflicted, whereas 36% are from homicides. Homicides make headlines; suicide is private. Military veterans are the most vulnerable — 20 a day end their anguish with a gunshop. For those ages 15 to 34, guns are the second leading cause of death. 47 American children and teens are shot every day, and black children are four times more likely to be killed. We ask everyone to help pass HR 8, which requires criminal background checks on every gun sale… just a very small beginning.