The 411 on Gun Violence and African-Americans

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  • Black Youth Are Vulnerable
  • 42 Percent of Us Know a Victim of Gun Violence
  • Chicago Statistics
  • Why Us?
  • What Can Be Done?
  • What You Need to Know
  • Gun Violence Overall
  • African-Americans and Gun Deaths

What Can Be Done?

While one cannot overturn poverty and erase gangs overnight, advocates for gun control believe that by making it harder for people to get guns, violence will go down. There are also organizations throughout the country that specialize in mediating conflict between gang members. The Interrupters highlighted one of those organizations, Chicago-based CeaseFire

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