Possible Discussion Questions for People of Color:
- Did you grow up with guns in your household? How do you think that shaped your outlook on them now?
- Do you own any guns now? If so, why did you decide to purchase one?
- How does owning a gun make you feel?
- What is preventing you from owning a gun?
- How does white privilege impact your ability to feel safe and comfortable owning a gun?
- Take a moment to read this piece by Justin McFarlin, a Black army combat veteran. To what extent does race impact someone’s ability to openly carry a gun safely? What could be done to change it?
- How has gun violence impacted your life?
- Tribal Organizations Domestic Violence – National/Global Resources
- Coalition to Stop Violence Against Native Women
- National Indigenous Women’s Resource Center
- Strong Hearts Native Helpline
- National Coalition Against Domestic Violence – Get Help
- National Coalition Against Domestic Violence – Resources
- National Domestic Violence Hot Line
- Office on Women’s Health – Resources by State for Violence Against Women
Coping after a Shooting:
- National Suicide Prevention Lifeline
- Suicide Prevention Hotline 1-800-273-8255
- Lifeline Chat : Lifeline
- Nacional de Prevención del Suicidio, En Español, 1-888-628-9454
Ideas for Helping out with the Issue:
1. Find a local organization in your community, and get involved.
2. Take Action! Everytown Actions
- Register to vote.
- Write to your Senator.
- Find and support your Gun Sense Candidates.
- Join the Gun Sense Action Network.
- Join Moms Demand Action group.
- Join a Students Demand Action group.
3. Learn about gun statistics in your state. https://everytown.org/states/
4. Learn about gun laws in your state. https://everytown.org/states/