By Various websites
SUMMARY: There are many excellent websites with statistics on gun violence in America. We recommend checking out the following:
- BBC – Charts on how America compares with countries in the world in regards to gun violence. The data is from 2019, and it has only gotten worse.
- Giffords – Linked to their annual gun law scorecard for each state. Click on your state and the ones around it to see how your home state is doing.
- GunViolenceArchive.org – Real-time data on gun violence in America. Be sure to follow their Twitter account for a sobering reminder of the gun violence epidemic we are in.
- MassShootingTracker.site – Tracks mass shootings (defined as 4 or more people are shot) in the United States.
- Pew Research – Polls, data, trends, and more on gun policy in America
DIG DEEPER: We curated four guided learning paths on guns and gun violence to help you learn about the subject through a distinct Christian lens.
More curated articles on guns/gun violence:
ARTICLE: Lockdown – What Kids Think About School Shooting Drills
A must-listen-to, sobering 24-minutes where kids from kindergarten to high school give their thoughts on school lockdown drills.
GUIDE: Preventing Gun Violence
Despite the statistics being almost a decade old, this practical, informative 15-page preventative gun violence guide created by the Mennonite Central Committee U.S. Washington Office in 2010 features how to advocate for public policies to prevent gun violence, Christian views on violence and self-defense, and how to write to your government officials to lobby for…
ARTICLE: It’s a Heart Problem, Not a Gun Problem? Maybe You’re Right…
Following the San Bernardino shooting in December of 2015 pastor Drew Tucker penned this heartfelt post in which he acknowledges that, within the gun debate, it is a heart problem. A heart problem that we continue to harden our hearts and not make any meaningful change no matter the cost.