From Uvalde to Pennsylvania, we are in a gun violence crisis.

We will not accept a reality in which gun violence like this continues. We’ll continue to use our voices and collective power to advance evidence-based solutions.

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From Uvalde to Pennsylvania, we are in a gun violence crisis.

We will not accept a reality in which gun violence like this continues. We’ll continue to use our voices and collective power to advance evidence-based solutions.

Build awareness across Pennsylvania

The crisis of gun violence impacts all of us. Join us in activities across the Commonwealth and online to spread the word about the work we need to continue. We will create a future without gun violence, together.

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The Issues

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

 Be part of the movement.

Regardless of the obstacles and setbacks, together we can make sure everyone is safe.

Common Agenda to end gun violence

A coalition of more than 130 groups endorse the Common Agenda to End Gun Violence, working to end the epidemic by prioritizing proven policies that protect all Pennsylvanians by addressing the different forms of gun violence.

The Agenda:

1.

Extreme Risk Protection Orders

Reporting of Lost or Stolen Firearms

Universal Background Checks

Latest Updates

Our Statement on the Uvalde Shooting and Ongoing Preventable Disasters

Our Statement on the Uvalde Shooting and Ongoing Preventable Disasters

Today, 19 children and two teachers were killed in Uvalde, Texas in a 90% Hispanic school. It was the 27th school shooting and the 212th mass shooting so far in the 144 days of 2022. Eleven days ago, 10 were murdered at a Black supermarket. In those 11 days, an estimated 22 Pennsylvanians were murdered with firearms. Countless more were injured.

“Gun violence is a preventable catastrophe waiting to be stopped. We are turning our belief in a safer world into action and honoring those already lost to this crisis. Together, our advocacy will save a life.”

Adam Garber, CeaseFirePA Executive Director          

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A Common Agenda to End Gun Violence

Harrisburg hasn’t held a single hearing on evidence-based solutions. Your voice could change that.

Take a Stand

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