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Gun Violence

Faith, Community Leaders Support Mayors Against Gun Violence

One hundred pastors, reverends and rabbis met in D.C. Thursday morning to brainstorm ways to help American mayors combat gun violence.

In Washington, state advocates push for smart guns

WASHINGTON — Connecticut has become ground zero of sorts for spurring development of smart guns that use technology to prevent accidental or unauthorized discharge of firearms, particularly by children.

The state government is one of 122 jurisdictions in the nation to join in a “request for information” to gun manufacturers on what steps they are taking to develop smart-gun technology. The RFI has been orchestrated by an ad hoc group, Do Not Stand Idly By, made up primarily of religious leaders.

WKYC: GCC Gun Violence Action

CLEVELAND HEIGHTS, Ohio -- Hundreds turned out at the Fairmount Presbyterian Church in Cleveland Heights to stop gun violence.

The room was filled with people touched by the pain of gun violence. Each one had a story to share, like Mayor Dennis Wilcox of Cleveland Heights, who was moved to tears as he talked about losing police officer Jason West seven years ago. "That event, which happened in our city, was a shock," Wilcox said as he paused to take a breath.

GCC in Plain Dealer Op-Ed on Illegal Guns

Gun-trace data is essential to unlock the DNA of the epidemic of illegal guns in our cities. There is no better way to stop the illicit trafficking in weapons than to make those who manufacture, buy and sell weapons more accountable and those transactions more transparent. How?

GCC Calls for Action as Cuyahoga County Gun Deaths Reaches 52


A total of 52 deaths have been attributed to firearms in the first five months of 2014 – 33 homicides, 19 suicides. The victims – 47 males, five females – range in age from 5 to 97. They lived in 21 of Cuyahoga County's 59 municipalities – from Beachwood on the east side to Lakewood on the west side.