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18 Days of Life, 18 Days of Hope
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18 Days of Action Against Gun Violence

Day 18: A Moment of Reflection

In Hebrew the number 18 spells the word Chai, which means “Living” or “Life.” For the last 18 days, in the hope of saving lives, we have been offering a variety of actions and educational resources related to gun violence. Sadly, during our campaign there have been thousands of violent incidents involving guns, including more than three dozen mass shootings (4+ victims). Altogether 875 people have been killed by guns in the U.S. these past 18 days. That's an average of almost 50 people per day.*

Today, on the last day of our campaign, we call simply for a moment of silence to remember the people who have died. Whether shot dead by a murderer, by their own hand or accidentally, please reflect on what might have been done to save these victims.

There are a variety of ways to help, and we hope that after you've reflected you will consider participating in one of our 18 Days of Action Against Gun Violence activities.
 
18 Days of Life
*as recorded by the Gun Violence Archive
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