American Rescue Plan for Gun Violence Reduction

Apr 05, 2021
  • Description

For over a year, local officials have been on the front lines responding to the dual public health crises of COVID-19 and gun violence. The pandemic has exacerbated the structural circumstances in which both a virus and city gun violence thrive: racially disparate access to resources, chronic underinvestment, and entrenched poverty. As a result, not only has COVID-19 disproportionately impacted Black and brown communities in our cities, 2020 recorded the highest number of gun deaths in at least 50 years, making gun violence another part of COVID's tragic legacy.