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National Gun Violence Memorial

About Us

125,788 gun violence victims and counting.

The National Gun Violence Memorial is a nonprofit corporation run by volunteers and supported by donations.

Contact us:

Email: i n f o @ g u n m e m o r i a l . o r g
Phone: ( 7 7 3 )  4 5 3 - 5 5 5 6

On an average day, 108 people are shot dead in the United States (including suicides, homicides, and accidents). This is a shocking statistic, but it is easy to forget that these are human beings, not just numbers. Steve started the National Gun Violence Memorial in December of 2015 to humanize the problem by showing victims' faces and telling their stories. It is now a community effort led by several dedicated volunteers and with contributions from thousands of visitors.

We are a nonprofit organization. You can support the project by clicking here to donate.

Our privacy policy is designed to respect your rights and to align with out charitable mission.

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Our Volunteers:

total days activepast 30 days
Marilyn C.244131
Steve T.18260
Brenda B.144821
Anne L.9690
Pat H.95821
Nancy C.6290
Ralph P.5775
Charles H.5560
Don M.49424
Becky L.4600
Deanna L.4320
Sophia L.3940
Katie H.3480
Sylvia S.2560
Rosalind P.20819
Dawn W.20026
Angela C.18931
Tamela A.1760
Janet M.1750
J. Y.1340
Joris J.1170
Carsandra D.1110
Cathy B.930
Nell H.870
Erin S.840
Chris N.6611
Chantel E.460
Amy R.440
Loria P.370
Samuel R.370
Priscilla R.350
Dee M.200
Jeni J.130
Mikeala E.120
Ashley W.110
Anne L.100
Larry H.100
Olivia F.80
Karla W.80
Otto S.60
Tameika O.60
Tammie G.50
Donna H.40
David H.40
Jontae A.30
Fernando F.30
Brianna B.30
April P.20

Frequently asked questions

How can I add a loved one to your website?

Contact us on Facebook or send us an email with the following information:

How do you create your list of victims?

We get the names, dates, and locations of gun deaths every day from the Gun Violence Archive. Theirs is meant to be a complete list and their methodology is described here.

Do you "pick and choose" who to show?

No. We try to find a photo for every single gun death reported on the Gun Violence Archive, and these are usually murders, murder-suicides, cases of self-defense, or officer-involved shootings. There are about 108 people killed by guns in the U.S. each day but we are only able to find information for an average of 33 victims each day.

Why do you have pages even for criminals?

About 14% of the pages on this site are for people who were killed while committing some kind of crime. We believe that every loss of life is a tragedy, and we know that even those who did horrible things have friends and family who miss them and wish that they made different choices in life. These pages are for the friends and family of the deceased, and we ask that you please respect their grief.

At the same time, we do not try to hide or obscure the facts. We provide links to news articles that describe each incident.

Where do you get your photos?

Most of our photos come from public places on the Internet. This includes obituaries, fundraising sites (such as Go Fund Me), news articles, Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram. We also allow family and friends to post photos.

Why do you group such different cases together on one page?

Certainly every case is different, but there is a common theme. The vast majority of these situations became deadly because a gun was available.