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National Gun Violence Memorial

About Us

135,748 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 our charitable mission.

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Our Volunteers:

total days activepast 30 days
Marilyn C.267330
Steve T.18564
Brenda B.15185
Pat H.122528
Anne L.9690
Don M.64926
Nancy C.6290
Ralph P.5770
Charles H.5560
Becky L.49413
Sophia L.4520
Deanna L.4320
Angela C.41927
Dawn W.40513
Katie H.4020
Rosalind P.37120
Sylvia S.2580
Tamela A.1760
Janet M.1750
Chris N.16517
J. Y.1340
Joris J.1170
Carsandra D.1120
Cathy B.930
Randy C.9019
Nell H.870
Erin S.840
Kaleigh G.816
Amy R.780
Chantel E.501
Priscilla R.430
Loria P.400
Samuel R.380
Dee M.230
Mikeala E.130
Jeni J.130
Ashley W.110
Anne L.100
Larry H.100
Karla W.100
Olivia F.80
Otto S.60
Tameika O.60
Tammie G.50
Donna H.40
Jontae A.40
David H.40
Fernando F.30
Brianna B.30
April P.20
Chris H.20
Rodney R.10

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.