"At least 43,495 people lost their lives due to gun violence in 2020." | 4,183 Gun Violence Deaths YTD as of February 5th, 2021 | USD 250 million for gun violence research.
Posted on February 05 2021
Above numbers from Gun Violence Archive are one of the reasons "Senator Edward J. Markey (D-Mass.) and Congresswoman Carolyn B. Maloney (D-NY) today reintroduced the Gun Violence Prevention Research Act to fund research at the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) on firearms safety and gun violence prevention." The legislation would authorize $250 million in funding ($50 million each fiscal year for the next five years) at the CDC to study gun violence.
"Every day, families across the country are experiencing the devastating loss of loved ones to the national disease of gun violence," said Mark Barden, co-founder and managing director of Sandy Hook Promise and father of Daniel, who was killed in the Sandy Hook Elementary shooting.
“As the Executive Director of States United, and, as a gun violence survivor, I know that funding research for gun violence prevention will determine how we end gun violence in America,” said Clai Lasher-Sommers, Executive Director of States United to Prevent Gun Violence. “I know that this country is in a constant state of emergency due to Gun Violence in both urban and rural geographies. Gun violence is a public health epidemic and needs to be centered within this framework. We are thankful to Senator Markey and Congresswoman Carolyn Maloney for introducing the Gun Violence Prevention Research Act 2021.”
"Senators co-sponsoring the legislation include: Richard Blumenthal (D-CT), Sheldon Whitehouse (D-RI), Dick Durbin (D-IL), Bob Casey (D-PA), Elizabeth Warren (D-MA), Kirsten Gillibrand (D-NY), Ben Cardin (D-MD), Bernie Sanders (I-VT), Jack Reed (D-RI), Tammy Duckworth (D-IL), Chris Murphy (D-CT), Catherine Cortez Masto (D-NV), Chris Coons (D-DE), Patrick Leahy (D-VT), Tammy Baldwin (D-WI), Mazie Hirono (D-HI), Martin Heinrich (D-NM), Brian Schatz (D-HI), Tim Kaine (D-VA), Tina Smith (D-MN), Amy Klobuchar (D-MN), Sherrod Brown (D-OH), Tom Carper (D-DE), Chris Van Hollen (D-MD), Cory Booker (D-NJ), Michael Bennet (D-CO), Dianne Feinstein (D-CA), Jeff Merkley (D-OR), Mark Warner (D-VA), Bob Menendez (D-NJ), Ron Wyden (D-OR), Jacky Rosen (D-NV), Maria Cantwell (D-WA), Jeanne Shaheen (D-NH), Angus King (D-ME) and Gary Peters (D-MI)."
"House Members co-sponsoring the legislation include: Jake Auchincloss (MA-04), Joyce Beatty (OH-03), Don Beyer (VA-08), Blunt Rochester (D-DE), Suzanne Bonamici (OR-01), Salud Carbajal (CA-24), Ed Case (HI-01), David Cicilline (RI-01), Yvette Clarke (NY-09), Steve Cohen (TN-09), Jim Cooper (TN-05), Madeleine Dean (PA-04), Peter DeFazio (OR-04), Val Demings (FL-10), Ted Deutch (FL-22), Adriano Espaillat (NY-13), Dwight Evans (PA-03), Lizzie Fletcher (TX-07), Bill Foster (IL-11), Raúl Grijalva (AZ-03), Jim Himes (CT-04), Steven Horsford (NV-04), Hank Johnson (GA-04), Mondaire Jones (NY-17), Dan Kildee (MI-05), Barbara Lee (CA-13), Alan Lowenthal (CA-47), Doris Matsui (CA-06), Jerry McNerney (CA-09), Joe Morelle (NY-25), Stephanie Murphy (FL-07), Joe Neguse (CO-02), Chellie Pingree (ME-01), Mark Pocan (WI-02), Deborah Ross (NC-02), Lucille Roybal-Allard (CA-40), John Sarbanes (MD-03), Jan Schakowsky (IL-09), Albio Sires (NJ-08), Chris Smith (NJ-04), Jackie Speier (CA-14), Thomas Suozzi (NY-03), Mark Takano (CA-41), Paul Tonko (NY-20), Lori Trahan (MA-03), Juan Vargas (CA-51), Bonnie Watson Coleman (NJ-12), John Yarmuth (KY-03)."