Gun violence refers to the use of a firearm to threaten or inflict violence or harm. The effects of gun violence in America cross all socioeconomic and geographic boundaries. From inner cities to the suburbs and into rural communities, gun violence victims are young and old, male and female, and of all nationalities. Outreach and public awareness programs—particularly those that educate young people—constitute an essential component of our Nation’s gun crime reduction strategy.
The following resources are provided to bring greater awareness to issues related to gun violence.