There have been more than 4,000 gun deaths since the mass shooting at the elementary school in Newtown, Connecticut on December 14, 2012. You can follow the updated list of names, ages, and locations. I update the list daily as new information comes in. I also update previous unknowns as those names and/or ages are made public.
The New York City Employees’ Retirement System announced they are divesting itself from publicly traded stock of gun and ammunition manufacturers. That’s over $16 million pulled from the gun industry. New York followed California’s lead when the nation’s biggest public pension fund, CalPERS, voted to sell all of it’s investment in Smith & Wesson Holding Corp. and Sturm, Ruger & Co. California State Teachers’ Retirement System, the country’s second-largest government retirement plan, was the first that took action selling off gun industry stock.
When I see the names of all of those teens and children, I think of the mothers whose hearts will be breaking this Mother’s Day. Many of the names of adults are murder-suicides, families who lose everyone with one gun. Suicides account for almost a majority of gun death. What are we doing about mental health resources? Then there are the innocent people caught in the line of a stray bullet and the accidents because someone was negligent. So senseless and long past due for something to be done.