No one is free from gun violence in PA

until we’re all safe.

Every five hours a Pennsylvanian dies from gun violence on average. Learn how this devastation impacts everyone in the Commonwealth.

1600 Pennsylvanians lose their lives to gun violence each year

Gun Violence in Pennsylvania

In every part of the Commonwealth, people are losing their lives to gun violence. We breakdown this uniquely American catastrophe.

Access to a firearm in the home triples the risk of suicide

Firearm Suicide

Just 5% of suicide attempts are with a gun but they are so deadly it still accounts for the lives of 900 Pennsylvanians. The connection is clear.

Black Pennsylvanians are 21 times more likely to be murdered by a gun

Community Violence

Gun violence is part of the fabric of daily life for too many Pennsylvanians. Everyone then struggles to thrive. Here’s why.

PA averages a mass shooting every 10 days

Mass Shootings

PA schools, stores, malls and other public spaces were terrorized by 34 mass shootings in 2020–one every 10 days. Weak laws make them more likely.

54% of domestic violence victims die from gunshot wounds in 2016

Domestic Violence

Women are five times more likely to be killed by an abusive partner if the abuser has access to a gun. No one should live with that threat.

FIrearms are the number one cause of death for Pennsylvanians under 18.

Kids & Guns

Firearms are leading cause of death for kids under 19 in PA. The danger stays with them where they live, play and learn.


Police Violence

1,000 civilians are killed by law enforcement every year. This gun violence breeds distrust in communities driving a vicious cycle of shootings.

Next Steps

CeaseFirePA and other groups rally at the rotunda

Common Agenda to End Gun Violence

 A coalition is coming together that will save lives.

community group meets

Invest in Safer Communities

Community violence prevention can cut shootings by 50%. It’s time we invest in them.

Governor Wolfe talks about community violence prevention

Saving lives from gun violence

For twenty years, we’ve help make PA safer. Learn how.

Take a Stand

We’ll never stop fighting for a safe, gun violence-free Pennsylvania. If you share that goal, power our efforts today.

Facing the truth about gun violence in PA