Take Action for Human Rights



Gun violence is a human rights crisis in the United States and the U.S. government is failing to meet its human rights obligations to save lives. Send a message to President Trump, your two Senators and your Representative to pass common-sense, human rights-based reform without delay to help save lives.

On average, 92 people in the United States are killed with firearms every day. Six of those deaths each day are children. These statistics underscore that gun violence in the U.S. is a daily epidemic. The disproportionate impact of gun violence on communities of color, women and children is particularly troubling. African Americans are ten times more likely to be the victims of gun homicides, by state and private actors, than white Americans. U.S. women are 16 times more likely to be killed by a gun than women in other high-income countries. U.S. children are 13 times more likely to die from a firearm homicide than children of comparable developed nations.

The U.S. government has clear international human rights obligations to protect people from gun violence, including a positive obligation of due diligence to prevent violations of the right to life, by taking measures to combat actual or foreseeable threats to that right.