East Windsor Township recognized “National Gun Violence Awareness Day” with a mayoral proclamation June 2.
Mayor Janice S. Mironov, and Council members Marc Lippman, Denise Daniels, Peter Yeager and John Zoller, joined members of Mercer County Moms Demand Action for the proclamation to raise awareness about the impacts of gun violence and to encourage responsible gun ownership and use, according to a press release through East Windsor Township.
Mercer County Moms Demand Action is a grassroots movement seeking to raise awareness about the impacts of gun violence and keeping families safe.
“Gun violence is a tragic reality nationwide, with more than 110 Americans killed each day,” Mironov said. “‘National Gun Violence Awareness Day,’ is an opportunity to focus together to honor and remember all victims and survivors of gun violence and to recommit ourselves to doing all that we can to reduce the impacts of senseless gun violence in our community and in our nation.
“Irregardless of anyone’s views, there are many things we all can agree on and do, such
as using gun locks when storing weapons.”
The Mayoral Proclamation states, “Americans are 26 times more likely to die by gun homicide than people in higher-income nations. New Jersey has the 44th highest rate of gun deaths in the United States with 475 gun deaths every year and a rate of 5.2 deaths per 100,000 people. We renew our commitment to reduce gun violence and encourage responsible gun ownership to help keep all of our citizens and children safer.”