As I’ve said before, I subscribe to different outlets for affecting change in various ways in an effort to support the issues that I care about (see – Trans Awareness Week). March For Our Lives is included in this list, as I also attended the rally in Washington in March 2018, and I continue to get news and alerts from the organization. Since June is Gun Violence Awareness month, I received a text update and was prompted to take a quiz on my knowledge of gun violence. Here are the questions and the information that was shared:*
How many people on average die from gun violence every day?
Answer: 100 people per day – that’s loved ones we’re losing every day because of guns.
How does the U.S. gun homicide rate compare to other high-income countries?
Answer: It’s 25x higher. This is a uniquely American problem which our leaders have failed to address.
What percentage of Americans support universal background checks?
Answer: 97%. Implementing universal background checks is one way to start addressing these issues.
Please be aware of which politicians are supportive of what you believe in, and who is fighting to keep our country safe. Also, make sure you #WearOrange on June 7th to support Gun Violence Awareness Month.
Thanks for reading.
*Quiz by March For Our Lives. For more information and references, visit https://marchforourlives.com/.