Where did the gun come from?

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?”

Campaign Benefits:

  • 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
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"This media strategy expands the dialogue from just being about the victim and perpetrator to include the source of the weapons. A grassroots effort to continually ask this question will help change laws and practices that allow weapons to flow freely into the hands of young people."
— Reverend David Wright, Executive Director, Black Ministerial Alliance of Greater Boston, Inc.