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Georgia has had 93 mass shootings since 2020 and guns are the number one leading cause of death of children. Lawmakers must do more to keep kids safe from gun violence. Learn more about what you can do to help in your state and community.

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Join us right now and urge your representatives to make Georgia safer by passing School Violence Prevention Laws.

Georgia had the

10th

highest firearm death rate in the U.S. in 2021.

Gun fire was the

1st

leading cause of death for Georgia children in 2021.

Georgia had the

10th

highest firearm death rate in the U.S. in 2021.

Gun fire was the

1st

leading cause of death for Georgia children in 2021.

Take Action Now

Join us right now and urge your representatives to make Georgia safer by passing School Violence Prevention Laws.

Increase School Violence Prevention

Our model legislation known as the Safety and Violence Education for Students Act (SAVE Students Act) makes lifesaving violence prevention training, like Sandy Hook Promise’s Know the Signs programs, available to all students in grades K-12.

134

children died by gun fire in 2021.

1115

Georgians died by suicide with a firearm in 2021.

25

mass shootings in 2023.

Tragic Shooting Spree in Georgia

Georgia was also the site of a horrific spree killing in 2021. Eight people were killed in a shooting spree across three spas in Atlanta, Georgia. Six of the eight victims were women of Asian descent, fueling increased fear and pain in Asian communities nationwide. The Asian community in the U.S. has been the target of increased hate crimes and violence.

Other communities in Georgia have not been spared from gun violence. According to the Gun Violence Archive, 79 Georgians have been killed in mass shootings since 2021. From Buford to Valdosta, and many communities in between, the epidemic of gun violence has claimed too many lives in Georgia.

Gun Laws in Georgia

Enhanced background checks
Restrictions on certain semi-automatic rifles
Secure storage
Temporary transfer

Our Impact in Georgia

Throughout Georgia, Sandy Hook Promise engaged youth & adults in our mission and prevention programs.

61886

Supporters in the state

342

Volunteer Promise Leaders who help raise awareness & engage communities

228k

Trained students and adults in over 1,100 schools to Know the Signs and prevent violence

1978

students involved in 75 SAVE Promise Clubs throughout the state

Prevent gun violence in Georgia

You can help make Georgia a safe place for kids and for your whole community. We urge the legislature to pass proven policy solutions, including emergency temporary transfer, secure storage, and closing the stranger-to-stranger loophole to prevent gun violence and tragedy. These policies keep the public safe from harm while protecting individual rights.

State Issue

Everyone experiences temporary moments of crisis. When that crisis is combined with a firearm, the outcomes can be deadly. Temporary transfer supports gun owners in crisis while protecting their rights and gets them help before things turn tragic.
State Issue

A deadly loophole allows guns to be sold between a seller and a buyer who don’t know each other – and no background check is required. Georgia can close this “stranger-to-stranger” loophole and expand background checks to prevent dangerous people from buying guns.
State Issue

Too often, children accidentally find firearms in their home. This can lead to the death of themselves and family members. Secure storage laws can prevent these tragedies and make it easier for gun owners to keep firearms away from their young sons and daughters.
Mark Barden
“We are proud to work with the bipartisan champions to ensure we're doing everything we can to protect our kids and that millions more students will be trained to know the signs of violence and act to save lives. Our work does not end here, we will continue to bring our prevention programs to schools and communities across the country and advocate for life-saving policies.”
Mark BardenSandy Hook Promise Co-Founder and Co-CEO

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