This week, 6 people were killed and 3 were injured in a string of shootings that took place in Austin and San Antonio, perpetrated by a single gunman who killed his parents before shooting others.
“We cannot allow the public to become numb to the daily crisis of gun violence in our state,” says Nicole Golden, Executive Director of Texas Gun Sense. “Someone is killed in Texas every two hours. We call on leaders at every level of government to pass common sense gun legislation and prioritize investments in proven violence intervention programs.”
This incident comes just one day after a man killed four people in Dallas, TX, including his former intimate partner and their toddler. National studies show that 70% of mass shootings involve domestic violence.
Texas has now seen 67 mass shootings in 2023 and more than 2,000 total shootings this year, according to the Gun Violence Archive.
The Texas Coalition to Prevent Gun Violence, led by Texas Gun Sense, is made up of advocates and experts working together to prevent gun violence across the state. This advocacy will continue until all Texas communities are safe from gun violence.