Hoosiers Concerned About Gun Violence is an outgrowth of the Healthy City Committee of the Caring Community founded in 1990. It brings together Hoosiers concerned about the rising tide of gun violence to seek solutions to this problem at the local, state and national levels. Gun violence is now the second leading cause for young white males and the leading cause of death of young African-American males.
Of course, guns alone are not responsible for these deaths. However, because firearms are so easily accessible in the United States, we have the dubious honor of having one of the highest murder rates in the world.
Polls show that the overwhelming majority of Americans are in favor of stricter gun laws- even the majority of gun owners support responsibility in gun purchases and ownership. Yet our legislators tend to hear only from the powerful lobbies and oppose laws that foster responsible standards for gun ownership. If we join together, our voices will be heard. You can make a difference!
We hope that you will join Hoosiers Concerned About Gun Violence and work with us to decrease the number of gun-related injuries and deaths.
If you have questions, feel free to contact us at: firstname.lastname@example.org
Board of Directors
President: Edmund Smith
Vice President: Prof. Paul Hanson
Secretary: Dr. Marilyn Bull
Treasurer: Dr. Ramon Dunkin
Dr. Stephen Dunlop
Rev. Roger Heimer
Morris Klapper, JD
Dr. David Mason
Prof. Brad Yoder