East Windsor Township Recognizes “National Gun Violence Awareness Day”

June 5, 2023

EAST WINDSOR, NJ (MERCER)–Mayor Janice S. Mironov, and Council Members Marc Lippman, Denise Daniels, Peter Yeager and John Zoller, joined by members of Mercer County Moms Demand Action, issued a Mayoral Proclamation recognizing June 2 as “National Gun Violence Awareness Day,” to raise awareness about the impacts of gun violence and to encourage responsible gun ownership and use.  Mercer County Moms Demand Action is a grassroots movement seeking to raise awareness about the impacts of gun violence and keeping families safe.

Mayor Mironov stated, “Gun violence is a tragic reality nationwide, with more than 110 Americans killed each day.  ‘National Gun Violence Awareness Day’, is an opportunity to focus together to honor and remember all victims and survivors of gun violence and to recommit ourselves to doing all that we can to reduce the impacts of senseless gun violence in our community and in our nation.”  Mayor Mironov added, “Irregardless of anyone’s views, there are many things we all can agree on and do, such as using gun locks when storing weapons.” 

The Mayoral Proclamation issued by Mayor Mironov states, “Americans are 26 times more likely to die by gun homicide than people in higher-income nations.  New Jersey has the 44th highest rate of gun deaths in the United States with 475 gun deaths every year and a rate of 5.2 deaths per 100,000 people.  We renew our commitment to reduce gun violence and encourage responsible gun ownership to help keep all of our citizens and children safer.”

Mayor Janice S. Mironov and Council Members present Proclamation recognizing “National Gun Violence Awareness Day” to members of Mercer County Moms Demand Action.  Pictured (from left to right) are: Council Member John Zoller; Zoe McKeown;  Council Member Peter Yeager;  Graelynn McKeown;  Alan Dzubak;  Cheryl Dzubak;  Regina Quince;  Lamia Guarniere;  Mayor Janice Mironov;  Richard Bauman;  Judy Stober;  George Clark;  Pat Clerk;  Council Member Denise Daniels and Deputy Mayor Marc Lippman.