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Anti Gun Violence

Anti Gun Violence

 Honoring Victims

On All Saints Day, the Missions Committee of Coloma UMC honored the lives of children age 12 and under who have lost their lives due to accidental shootings and gun violence in the United States in 2016. We have been collecting and displaying cut-outs of little T-shirts for each victim throughout the year. These T-shirts contain the name and age of the victim, as well as a picture (when available).

To date, there have been 170 children's lives lost. Of these, 57 were accidental shootings, 44 were the result of murder/suicide, 2 (11-year olds) committed suicide, and the remainder were the result of domestic violence and other homicides.

These are all PREVENTABLE deaths. It is important to raise awareness of the importance of gun safety at a minimum. You can research these facts at 

The statement on gun violence from The United Methodist Book of Resolutions can be read by clicking here: