Their contributions to each other, is self evident, in affected neighborhoods.
We all know, “The root causes behind gun violence and high crime, ‘Is, income inequality, concentrated poverty, underfunded public housing, under-resourced public services, and underperforming schools, are all conditions that tend to increase the likelihood of gun violence and crimes within a given community.
It’s time these above major issues, “Are on all campaigning candidates agendas and platform. November 2024th, requires our votes. And it’s time we put a price on it!
Gun violence and crime in America has an economic consequence to our nation, totaling “$557 billion dollars.” Can you imagine the positive impact those dollars would have on low-income, low-credit score communities.
According to EveryTown USA, As survivors, families, communities, employers, and taxpayers, all pay for the enormous costs associated with gun violence specifically, and violence in general, whether we own a gun or not. The daily toll is staggering:
Higher levels of crime and gun violence are also associated with lower home values, credit scores, and homeownership rates. As a result, gun violence hurts a community’s housing prices and drives residents to relocate from or avoid moving to affected neighborhoods.
Increasing policing, is not going to solve the violence problem. But, policies and programs that addresses community Gun Violence and High Crimes, are essential to tackle the public health epidemic of gun violence and crime in the United States and, promote health equity.
GMW, (Grandmothers, Mothers and Women ) knows grassroots solutions must begin with working to change beliefs, attitudes, values, and actions that promote violence.
This will require a comprehensive coordinated efforts on the part of the Village: Parents, guardians, schools, faith and community-based organizations, social service providers and reformed x-offenders, mayors, city councils, judges, prosecutors, law enforcement officers, and crime victims are all critical to reducing violence in our communities.
Now Lord, HERE’S THE TALK! Please Teach Us To, “WALK THE WALK,” In Jesus Name. AMEN!!!