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Stop the gun violence epidemic

by NAACP category: Politics

“54% of those murdered by firearms between ’00-’10 in the U.S. were black. Startling, horrifying, preventable: http://thndr.it/1iDvxz6

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Stop the gun violence epidemic

Fifty-four percent of people murdered with a firearm between 2000-2010 were black, even though African-Americans make up just thirteen percent of the population in the United States.

It’s a startling statistic—a horrifying statistic—and one that is entirely preventable.

It is preventable if we strike at the root causes of gun violence plaguing too many communities in America. Except “inaction” and “disinterest” are the only words to describe the response by our elected officials at the federal, state, and local levels to this urgent need.

It’s time for serious action to solve the epidemic of gun violence. Join the @NAACP in calling for immediate movement on every level of government to protect our family, our friends, and our loved ones.

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The NAACP is America's oldest and boldest civil rights organization. We work to ensure the political, educational, social, and economic equality of rights of all persons and to eliminate race-based discrimination.

Protecting and defending voting rights is one of the NAACP's 21st Century Game Changers. Success in our game changer areas will fundamentally change our communities for the better.

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