Gun Violence Awareness Month highlights national and local epidemic
NEW YORK — June 1 marks Gun Violence Awareness Month.
Here in New York, mayors from across the state.
Mayor Eric Adams has joined six other mayors to form a coalition that will partner with anti-violence advocates and faith leaders to address the issue and raise awareness.
As communities across the country like Buffalo and Uvalde, Texas continue to mourn the recent mass shootings, faith leaders in New York will deliver sermons this weekend in what is being called “Weekend of Faith.” .
But it will take more than prayers to resolve the gun debate in this country.
CBS2’s Dick Brennan spoke with K Bain, the founder and executive director of Community Capacity Development, which specializes in local public safety and anti-gun violence initiatives.
June 3 is “Wear Orange for Gun Violence Awareness Day.”
“Awareness and conscience are part of the human justice equation that I subscribe to. It is my understanding that if human rights are respected and people understand their rights and are treated with dignity and fairness, if it’s something that we push out to the world and make important, and then we couple that with human development, which is the resources actually donated, distributed to the people most affected, most in need, and then we’ll get to human justice,” Bain said.
You can watch the full interview in the video above.