Gun Violence Prevention
As of July 6, there have been 360
mass shootings in 2023. Guns are the leading cause of death for US children and teens. Something needs to change. SupportStore.com is dedicated to doing our part to help start the conversations needed to prevent gun violence. Gun Violence is one of America's deadliest and longest running epidemics. 43,000 Americans die from gun violence every year - an average of 116 per day. Suicides account for 60 percent of all gun deaths. And there are communities across the country, many of them Black and Brown, where gun violence linked to decades of oppressive policies, is an everyday reality. Firearm injuries affect people in all stages of life. Every 16 hours, a woman in America is shot and killed by a current or former intimate partner. In 2020, firearm-related injuries were among the 5 leading causes of death for people ages 1-44 in the United States. Not only are there deaths, and physical injuries, but there's also mental and emotional trauma that takes place. Gun violence is an urgent, complicated problem, but it is not hopeless, there are solutions available. Nicole Hockley, co-founder and CEO of the Sandy Hook Promise Foundation says, "Small actions can lead to big impact... Our key message is that gun violence is preventable, and we have actions that every individual can take in their family, community, schools, and with politicians. Don't back away. Be part of the solution."
June is Gun Violence Awareness Month. Learn more about gun violence prevention on the Everytown for Gun Safety
website. For information about Mental Health, Mental Illness and Mental Health Disorder advocacy and support visit the NAMI
website, and SAMHSA
website. If you or someone you know is in crisis, please call 1-800-662-HELP (4357) to reach the SAMHSA National Helpline or reach the National Suicide Prevention Lifeline with the new dialing code 988
. All of these helplines are available 24/7/365. Gun Violence Prevention Awareness is represented by the color orange
. Choose below from our in stock selection of rubber wristbands, ribbon magnets, lapel pins and more or place a custom order
to support Gun Violence Prevention Awareness for your school, event or fundraiser.