28 gun violence quotes to inspire change (2023)

Every day,more than 110 americansare killed with firearms and more than 200 are shot or wounded.

These are the weaponsmain cause of deathfor children and adolescents in the United States.

yevery weekThere is a new mass shooting in this country.

This problem is heartbreakingexclusively american.

But this problem need not remain an issue forever. It is possible to create a change.

We've collected the best quotes on how to end gun violence once and for all. We hope these words help motivate you and others to bring about the change we need to see.

Change can only come with protestsPhone calls to our elected representatives, the removal of policymakers who do not act, and a shift in the collective culture of people willing to stay on the sidelines.

Read and share these quotes, get involved in ending gun violence, and create a better future for our country.

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Read and share these quotes about preventing gun violence in America:

Motivational quotes about gun violence

"Don't let anyone tell you that these bad things will happen and then everyone will go back to 'normal.' ... You don't have to be 'everybody.' Be sad. Be angry. Be worried. Through it all. Be open. to the mourners. Be mindful of those working for change."
Morgan Harper Nichols, artist

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"We can choose to wait, try and possibly fail, or wait no, give up and fail outright."
—David Hogg, co-founder and board member ofmarch for our lives

“By force of arms alone we respond to repeated tragedies by saying that pain is acceptable, but discussing how to prevent further tragedies is not. But this is unacceptable. As others have pointed out, it's not "too soon" to start talking about stopping a mass shooting after a series of mass shootings. It is too late".
—Ezra Klein, Vox co-founder and New York Times columnist

"I want more politicians to lose their jobs to do the right thing. Maybe your ministry isn't about winning elections every time, but about winning the right one so you can make a bold, once-in-a-lifetime decision."
— Taylor Schumann, autor de When Thoughts and Prayers Are Not Enough

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"We are so sure we know what freedom is in America that we cannot imagine a world where true freedom can come after the surrender of personal rights. Freedom means sending your children to school with the confidence that they will return home in the end of the day."
— Taylor Schumann, autor de When Thoughts and Prayers Are Not Enough

“I don't have many words today other than to say that there is a concerted effort now to convince you that 'nothing can be done.' "We believe. It's a lie. We have power. When we mobilize it."
—Sherrilyn Ifill, civil rights attorney

“We may decide that we are no longer willing to accept violence. We can put our pain into action. What you choose today could save a life, maybe your child's, maybe yours."
- Jennifer Rosen Heinz, author, activist and founder of Outside Voice - in an article forpais

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"Gun violence seems too big, too powerful to stop. But it's not too big for you to take any real, meaningful action. You decide what you can and cannot live with. You can choose to do something or do nothing. Not you." is impotent”.
- Jennifer Rosen Heinz, author, activist and founder of Outside Voice - in an article forpais

“I want to live in a country where my presence is not seen by some as an existential threat. But that seems like a fantasy. I want to drive by the school where my son goes to kindergarten next year and see a place where he will be safe. But this is impossible. We live in a country that has failed us. Where laws are written and erased by the gun lobby. Where manipulations and distortions of Second Amendment rights prevent politicians from enacting a semblance of sensible legislation that would at least try to stop it. Where claims of what our founders wanted replace the carnage we see right in front of us. Where the cocktail of readily available weapons and the normalization of extremist views does not seem safe anywhere. In no other country in the world is this happening, and the fact that it is happening, and so often, reflects a choice made. But the fact that a choice has been made does not mean that other options are not possible. Different choices are possible.”
clint smith, insidethe Atlantic

"Let it radicalize you and don't despair."
— Mariame Kaba, founder of the NIA project

“As a nun, I am expected to offer thoughts and prayers, and I do. But that's not enough. We must rise up and act together to end this violence. It can't go on like this."
—Sister Helen Prejean, Catholic nun andAbolition of the death penalty

Famous quotes about ending gun violence

"It takes a monster to kill children. But to see monsters continue to kill children and do nothing is not just crazy, it's inhumane."
amanda gomann

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"Why is it so easy to distribute weapons but so difficult to distribute books?"
Malala Yousafzai

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“Hopelessness is not difficult. Hopelessness is resignation, a luxury people could have if their children weren't sacrificed on the altar of profit and power. Hopelessness is not the type of person to make things difficult. Hope can make things difficult."
Glennon Doyle

"Only in the United States can you be pro-death penalty, pro-war, pro-drone bombing, pro-nuclear power, pro-guns, pro-torture, pro-landmines and keep going. calling themselves 'pro-life'”.
- John Fugelsang

"Gun control? We need bullet control! I think if each bullet cost five thousand dollars, we wouldn't have innocent bystanders."
– ChrisRock

“If guns don't kill people, why do we give people guns when they go to war? Why don't you send people?"
-Ozzy Osbourne

“This dispute between us wastes our energy and destroys our unity. My message to those of you involved in this brother versus brother battle is: take your guns, your knives… and throw them in the sea!”
Nelson Mandela

“I do not accept that we cannot find a sensible way to preserve our traditions, including our fundamental Second Amendment freedoms and the rights of law-abiding gun owners, while reducing the gun violence that regularly causes so much chaos on the grassroots. 🇧🇷
-Barack Obama

Shane Claiborne Cities

“When the Second Amendment was written, guns fired 1 round per minute. Now they can shoot over 100. Weapons have evolved over the years. Our gun laws should too."
Shane Claiborne

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“There are people who say that we don't have a problem with guns, we have a heart problem. We realize we have a gun problem and a heart condition. God heals hearts and people change laws and we should see it as both."
– Shane Claiborne, One DiceLos Angeles Times

"Few people are made to think differently, but experiences and stories move us, especially when we have the humility to listen and see the world with another lens, with the eyes of another person."
— Shane Claiborne, Beating Guns: Hope for People Cansed of Violence

“We need a new approach to reducing gun violence. Instead of demonizing gun owners, perhaps we should focus on cutting funding for gun speculators. Instead of focusing on the issue of rights, maybe we should approach it as a matter of conscience."
― Shane Claiborne, Beating Guns: Hope for People Cansed of Violence

“Our basic starting point with guns and all is: what policies will help us live well together? Which is best for most? What is good for the common good? What policies are critical for people to thrive? We think not just individually, but as a "polis", as a people, less about "I" and "mine" but more about "us" and "us". the things that separate us Something connects us across party lines and removes all labels and categories from the water: our common humanity."
― Shane Claiborne, Beating Guns: Hope for People Cansed of Violence

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Frases de Shannon Watts

“If arming more people meant we were safer, we would be the safest country in the world.”
shannon vatio

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"These extremists are afraid that their weapons will be taken from them; we are afraid that our children will be taken from us."
— Shannon Watts, umaReuters

"We will not be intimidated, we will not back down."
— Shannon Watts, umaReuters

“A mother fighting to protect her children was far more powerful than a gun lobbyist fighting to protect gun manufacturers' profits.”
― Shannon Watts, Fight Like a Mother: How a Grassroots Movement Takes Control of the Gun Lobby and Why Women Will Change the World

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"If... you're in the top 50% of Americans who are not affected by gun violence, great. Amazing. It hits your community. No one walks away unscathed. We all have a role to play in changing this dynamic."
– Shannon Watts, nextMSNBC

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