The “Where did the gun come from?” Public and Media Education Campaign encourages the media and general public to ask “Where did the gun come from?” to shine a light on the sources of guns used in crime.
In most shootings on our streets, there are 2 crimes: the shooting itself and the earlier criminal transaction that armed the shooter. Too often, the media and public only focus on the shooter, and neglect to ask… “Where did the gun come from?”
- Expands awareness beyond the shooter to the system of gun trafficking that put the gun in his hands
- Gives people a meaningful way to get involved
- Changes the way the media and public respond to gun crimes
- Doesn’t challenge 2nd Amendment rights of lawful citizens