ByKevin Sheekey

Fighting the Scourge of Gun Violence.

Everytown Pledges $25 Million to Help Stop Shootings

Everytown for Gun Safety, the nation’s largest gun violence prevention organization, is stepping up efforts to address the scourge of recent shootings across the country.

The new initiative, known as the Everytown Community Safety Fund, is dedicating $25 million over five years to gun violence prevention programs. Over $1 million is set to be distributed across organizations next month.

One of the groups set to receive funding is No More Red Dots, which runs a handful of gun violence prevention programs in Louisville, Kentucky. The organization maintains a database of high-risk individuals in the area and works to prevent them from engaging in future shootings.

“It’s an urgent moment. We’re in the middle of a public health crisis — one that has been brewing for a number of years,” said Michael-Sean Spence, Everytown’s director of community safety initiatives.

Mike Bloomberg founded Everytown, now the country’s most powerful grassroots force for gun safety, when Mayors Against Illegal Guns and Moms Demand Action for Gun Sense in America joined forces in 2013.


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