Over the weekend, we saw a dangerous wave of gun violence across the country.
According to the Gun Violence Archive, the United States had 278 shootings that left 95 people dead and 229 injured. This doesn’t even count suicides.
Pennsylvania experienced 16 shootings over the weekend that resulted in 5 people dying and 14 injured including:
- A double shooting in Philadelphia that left a 17-year-old boy dead
- The murder of a grandmother as a result of getting caught in a crossfire in Philadelphia
- A domestic violence situation where shots were fired in Allegheny County
- The shooting of a 21-year-old man in Lancaster County
- A child injured as a result of a gun discharging Somerset County
This heartbreaking cycle of death and destruction has to stop. Gun violence isn’t a city issue or rural issue; it’s a public health epidemic that impacts everyone. We must demand that our lawmakers take action and vote on legislation that makes us safer.
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