Giving Compass' Take:
- The Center for American Progress' recent report offers guidance for community leaders to address gun violence and create initiatives.
- How would donor capital directed at community-based initiatives help curb gun violence?
- Learn how funders can respond to mass shootings.
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As the country responds to Wednesday’s shooting at a Tulsa, Oklahoma, medical campus that left multiple people dead, and as people continue to mourn the mass school shooting in Uvalde, Texas, local leaders and gun violence experts are discussing how they can respond to and curb future violence.
The shooting in Uvalde, which left 19 students and two teachers dead, came a week after a racist attack in Buffalo, New York, in which a gunman killed 10 people in a grocery store in a Black neighborhood. Those recent tragedies add to the growing number of mass shootings in the U.S., with 692 such incidents occurring last year.
To address the challenges of gun violence, the CAP report recommends the following seven community-led initiatives:
- Apply trauma-informed and racial equity solutions.
- Develop better data collection and reporting practices.
- Create safeguards for domestic violence survivors.
- Team up with schools and school boards.
- Establish gun violence prevention offices.
- Promote safe firearm storage in homes.
- Offer a place for veterans and others in crisis to store their firearms temporarily.
Read the full article about gun violence by Cailin Crowe at Smart Cities Dive.