According to the Brady Campaign to Prevent Gun Violence, 306 people in America are shot every day.

That’s over 111,000 people per year.

Every year 78,815 people survive gun injuries:

  • 58,210 people are shot intentionally
  • 3,853 people attempt suicide by gun
  • 15,798 people are shot by accident
  • 955 people are shot by police

Every year 32,964 people die from gun violence:

  • 11,184 people are murdered
  • 20,511 people commit suicide
  • 567 people are killed by accident
  • 440 are killed by police
  • 261 die gunshots where the reason is unclear.

That’s over 111,000 people per year.

Is that enough yet?

This is why I’ve joined forces with Laura Roberts of Black Heart Magazine. Together we’re curating an anthology to raise money for Everytown for Gun Safety.

We’re in the final stages of selecting the poems, stories, and essays that address the realities of gun violence in the United States.

We HAVE to speak up; we have to DO something; we have to SAY something.

I’m honored to be co-editing DISARM: A Gun Sense Anthology.

Stay tuned for more details.


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