Gun Violence Awareness Day

FOR RELEASE: June 7, 2024


Mayor Janice S. Mironov, and Council Members Marc Lippman, Denise Daniels, Anthony Katawick, David Russell, Johnnie Whittington and John Zoller, joined by members of Mercer County Moms Demand Action, issued a Mayoral Proclamation recognizing June 7 as “National Gun Violence Awareness Day,” to raise awareness about the impacts of gun violence and to encourage responsible gun ownership and use. Mercer County Moms Demand Action is a grassroots movement seeking to raise awareness about the impacts of gun violence and keeping families safe.

Mayor Mironov stated, “Gun violence is a tragic reality nationwide, with more than 120 Americans killed each day. ‘National Gun Violence Awareness Day’, is an opportunity to focus together to honor and remember all victims and survivors of gun violence and to recommit ourselves to doing all that we can to reduce the impacts of senseless gun violence in our community and in our nation.” Mayor Mironov added,“Irregardless of anyone’s views, there are many things we all can agree on and do, such as responsibly using gun locks when storing weapons.”

The Mayoral Proclamation issued by Mayor Mironov states, “Americans are 26 times more likely to die by gun homicide than people in higher-income nations. The Township renews our commitment to reduce gun violence and pledge to do all we can to keep firearms out of the wrong hands, and encourage responsible gun ownership to help keep all of our citizens and children safer.”

Mayor Janice S. Mironov and Council Members present Proclamation recognizing June 7 a “National Gun Violence Awareness Day” to members of Mercer County Moms Demand Action. Pictured (from left to right) are: Deputy Mayor David Russell; Council Member Marc Lippman; Council Member Denise Daniels; Sherry Hurwitz; Mayor Janice Mironov; Patricia Clark; Council Member John Zoller; Council Member Johnnie Whittington and Council Member Anthony Katawick.

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