Gun Violence Awareness Month was created in an effort to raise awareness surrounding the issue of needless and senseless gun violence in New York’s communities. The focus of this effort is to lead a bipartisan charge to concentrate annual heightened attention to gun violence and gun safety each June.
Different communities take different approaches to reducing violence and increasing safety!
The goals of Gun Violence Awareness Month are:
to promote greater awareness about gun violence and gun safety
to concentrate annual heightened attention to gun violence during the summer months, when gun violence typically increases
to bring citizens and community leaders together to discuss ways to make our communities healthier