A National Memorial to Victims of Mass Shootings

A National Memorial to Victims of Mass Shootings

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Matthew Weingarten started this petition to President Donald J. Trump and

To Whom It May Concern:

The rate at which mass shootings and semi-automatic gun violence in the United States has accelerated in the past several years is unprecedented in modern history. Just this past week, two separate mass shootings occurred on the same day claiming at least 31 lives across El Paso, Texas and Dayton, Ohio [per CNN].

Here, we petition a call to action to support the planning, design and development of a National Memorial to the Victims of Mass Shootings in Washington, D.C. The goal of this memorial would be to remember and honor the thousands of victims of mass shootings across the United States. Another goal of this memorial would be to help folks recognize and raise awareness about the scale of the epidemic that is currently unfolding in America.

Per Wikipedia: "Studies indicate that the rate at which public mass shootings occur has tripled since 2011. Between 1982 and 2011, a mass shooting occurred roughly once every 200 days. However, between 2011 and 2014, that rate has accelerated greatly with at least one mass shooting occurring every 64 days in the United States [per Mother Jones]. According to the non-profit Gun Violence Archive, there were 251 mass shootings between January 1 and August 4, 2019—the 216th day of the year."

Please stand with the victims of mass shootings and support this petition.

Sincerely,

Matthew Weingarten

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