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Oregon has had 17 mass shootings since 2020 and guns are the second 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.

Take Action Now

Join us right now and urge your representatives to make Oregon safer by passing Anti-Active Shooter Simulation Drill Laws.

Oregon had the

30th

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

Gun fire was the

2nd

leading cause of death for Oregon children in 2021.

Oregon had the

30th

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

Gun fire was the

2nd

leading cause of death for Oregon children in 2021.

Take Action Now

Join us right now and urge your representatives to make Oregon safer by passing Anti-Active Shooter Simulation Drill Laws.

Stop Traumatizing Drills

Active shooter drills have become a popular solution to prepare and protect students. But a dangerous variation of these drills hurts students rather than helping them. Active shooter simulations mimic a real-life shooting. Students should never have to participate.

17

children died by gun fire in 2021.

505

Oregonians died by suicide with a firearm in 2021.

2

mass shootings in 2023.

Mass Shooting in Oregon

The warning signs were seen at a major mass shooting in October 2015. At Umpqua Community College in Roseburg, Oregon, a 26-year-old man entered Snyder Hall on the on the first week of the school's fall term, killing at least nine people and wounding another seven. One survivor said he demanded his victims state their religion before he started shooting. (AP)

The gunman was obsessed with prior mass shootings, including the massacre that took place at Sandy Hook Elementary School in Newtown, Connecticut. His social media was filled with pictures of masked gunmen and references to terrorist groups. He left a message on a 4chan message board that read: “Some of you guys are alright. Don’t go to school tomorrow.”

 

Gun Laws in Oregon

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

Our Impact in Oregon

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

43392

Supporters in the state

271

Volunteer Promise Leaders who help raise awareness & engage communities

43k

Trained students and adults in 105 schools to Know the Signs and prevent violence

57

Students involved in 5 SAVE Promise Clubs throughout the state

Prevent gun violence in Oregon

You can help make Oregon a safe place for kids and for your whole community.

State Issue

Active shooter drills have become a popular solution to prepare and protect students. But a dangerous variation of these drills hurts students rather than helping them. Active shooter simulations mimic a real-life shooting. Students should never have to participate.
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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