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.

Your voice has power. Use it.

The crisis of gun violence impacts all of us, but when we work together, our collective power is meaningful.

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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

CeaseFirePA Joining White House “Building a Better Pennsylvania”

CeaseFirePA Joining White House “Building a Better Pennsylvania”

In the last two years, Pennsylvania and municipalities across the Commonwealth have invested more than $170 million in violence prevention programs. The investment was made possible by hundreds of millions of federal funding provided by the Biden-Harris Administration. CeaseFirePA Education Fund’s Executive Director highlighted success stories and the need for continued focus at a special White House event on Thursday, September 28th. 

New Survey Reveals Scope of Gun Violence’s Severe Impact on Pittsburgh-Area Youth

New Survey Reveals Scope of Gun Violence’s Severe Impact on Pittsburgh-Area Youth

Among the findings: more than half of youth have lost a family member to the gun violence epidemic. The research, conducted by CeaseFirePA Education Fund and The Greater Pittsburgh Coalition Against Violence, finds that statistics showing the rise in shootings only tell part of the story. For most surveyed youth, the gun violence crisis has them regularly concerned, and many directly impacted.

“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          

CeaseFirePA representative addressing a crowd

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.