In 2022, 26,993 people in the United States died by suicide with a firearm, and according to recent data, 4,193 Texans died by suicide in 2021. While all suicide attempts have an 8.5% death rate, those involving firearms are the number one cause of suicide death and have an 89.6% mortality rate. These numbers are startling, and we’re committed to improving them.
Save the date for Texas Gun Sense’s annual fundraiser, A Safer Texas: Celebrating Successes and Charting A Bold Future on November 8, 2023, at KMFA Studios in Austin, where we will gather to pause, reflect, and celebrate progress that can only be made together.
The recent launch of a Texas non-profit by Kyle Rittenhouse is a stark reminder that we must continue to push back against powerful extremism.
An important part of our work includes honoring the far too many people impacted by the gun violence crisis that claims the lives of more than 4,000 Texans every year and injures thousands more
For teens who want to get involved, there are so many ways you can help. Even if you can’t vote for policymakers who would support common sense gun reform
In case you missed it, last week Texas Gun Sense hosted a powerful virtual event to recap our advocacy for gun safety during the 88th Legislative Session. We brought together passionate individuals and expert speakers to share insights and explore solutions. Thank you to all who attended!
Watch our engaging and informative virtual panel discussion Gun Safety: Unpacking the 88th Texas Legislative Session originally recorded on Thursday, July 13th, 2023. Our moderator is Nicole Golden, Texas Gun Sense Executive Director. Guests include Representative Vikki Goodwin, Dr. Lauren Gambill, and Christina Delgado from Community Justice Action Fund.
Jesse Woche Outreach and Advocacy Coordinator Texas Gun Sense E-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org Website: www.txgunsense.org Christina Delgado Southwest Regional Advocacy Associate Community Justice Action Fund Phone: 832-795-2001 E-mail: email@example.com Website: www.cjactionfund.org FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE July 3, 2023 At least 11 people shot and 3 killed in July 3rd mass shooting in Fort Worth. On July 3rd after Fort Worth’s ComoFest, at […]
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE February 16, 2023 Contact Information: Jesse Woche, Outreach and Advocacy Coordinator E-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org Website: www.txgunsense.org Cielo Vista Mall Shooting – El Paso, TX Last night, on the heels of a tragic week in Michigan, gunmen shot and killed one person and injured three more at Cielo Vista Mall in El Paso – directly adjacent […]
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE February 24, 2023 Contact Information: TEXAS GUN SENSE: Nicole Golden, email@example.com EVERYTOWN FOR GUN SAFETY/MOMS DEMAND ACTION: Isabel Aptman, firstname.lastname@example.org GIFFORDS: Ananda Miles, email@example.com Website: www.txgunsense.org TEXAS MAJORITY TO END GUN VIOLENCE COALITION TO HOST RALLY AT THE STATE CAPITOL ON ADVOCACY DAY TO CALL ON LAWMAKERS FOR ACTION ON GUN SAFETY POLICY Hundreds […]