Unwanted and unsecured guns in homes increase the risks of suicide, accidental discharge, domestic violence and street crime.

Trade guns for gift cards

on Saturday June 11 

Since Cambridge held the first Gift Cards for Guns in 2015, people have exchanged 320 guns, including

assault rifles and loaded handguns as well as revolvers, rifles, BB and pellet guns, for gift cards. Leftover grocery gift cards are donated to Cambridge food pantries.

 

Cambridge has very few gun related injuries and deaths but any are too many.

Let's keep our homes and our community safe.

 

Between 2016-2020, almost more than 40,000 people died by guns every year. In 2020, 25,000 people in the US committed suicide with a firearm (54% of all gun deaths). More than 3500 children and teens die by guns every year. Tens of thousands of people are injured in unintentional shootings each year. 

  A gun in a home is 22x more likely to be

  used in domestic homicides, suicides,

  and accidental discharges than in

  self-defense.

An interfaith effort of the Cambridge community

A Place to Heal Ministries, Abundant Life Church,

Calvary Praise & Worship Center,

Cambridge Community Fellowship Church,

Cambridgeport Baptist Church, Central Square Church, Christian Mission Holiness Church, 

Christ Church, Congregation Eitz Chayim,

First Baptist Church, 

First Church in Cambridge Congregational,

First Parish Church, Friends Meeting Cambridge,

Islamic Society of Boston, Harvard-Epworth Methodist Church, Harvard Memorial Church, Journey Church,

Kingdom Empowerment Center,

Parish of Saint Paul, Pentecostal Tabernacle,

Reservoir Church, Rush AME Zion Church,

Salvation Army Cambridge Citadel

St. James Episcopal Church, 

St. Paul AME Episcopal Church,

St. Peter's Episcopal Church,Temple Beth Shalom and 

Union Baptist Church, Western Ave. Baptist Church

and

Cambridge Community Center,

Cambridge Community Foundation,

Cambridge Women's Center, Community Art Center,

 East End House, Many Helping Hands 365, 

Margaret Fuller House,

My Brother's Keeper Cambridge, The Loop Lab,

Transition House, Tutoring Plus

YWCA Cambridge,

and

Cambridge Chamber of Commerce,

Cambridgeside Galleria, Central Square BID,

Harvard Square Business Association,

CambridgeSide Galleria, Pemberton Market,

Trader Joes, Toscaninis, Whole Foods Market

and 

Cambridge Arts Council 

Cambridge Domestic & Gender-Based

Violence Prevention Initiative

Cambridge Health Alliance

Cambridge Peace Commission,

Cambridge Police Department

Cambridge Public Health Department,

Cambridge Veterans Services

Middlesex Sheriff, State Police

Join us!

 

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