GUN VIOLENCE IN MISSISSIPPI
Mississippi’s United Methodist Women say NOT ONE MORE!
Visit https://www.umcjustice.org/what-we-care-about/peace-with-justice/gunviolence-prevention for resources from the United Methodist Church on the issue of gun violence.
o 2nd in the U.S. in gun deaths (2014)
o 1ST in the U.S. in unintentional deaths by firearms: 3x national average (2014)
o 4th in the U.S. for child and teen gun deaths (2013)
JACKSON had the HIGHEST murder rate of any medium-sized city in the country (2016)
Mississippi does not require a permit to buy or carry a handgun
Mississippi has no laws that impose criminal liability for a minor that carries, uses or causes injury with a gun
From 2000 to 2010, 508 Mississippi children and teens were killed by guns