How to Help Victims of the Texas Church Shooting
The story has become so familiar.
Even still, this was the worst mass shooting in modern Texas history.
The tragic murders share a common denominator with so much other gun violence: a perpetrator's history of domestic violence.
How to help the victims of the shooting
Learn more about the victims, including at least a dozen children.
Donate to First Baptist Church of Sutherland Springs.
Donate to the GoFundMe campaign for the Holcombe family, which lost 8 of its members.
How to help end domestic violence
Support national domestic violence prevention groups including the National Network to End Domestic Violence, National Coalition Against Domestic Violence, Asian Pacific Institute on Gender-Based Violence, Battered Women's Justice Project, National Center on Domestic and Sexual Violence, National Resource Center on Domestic Violence, and Futures Without Violence.
How to help stop gun violence
Donald Trump blamed this shooting on mental illness rather than the widespread availability of guns. Back in February, he repealed the Obama era rule that sought to limit gun access for people with mental illness.
Support Texas Sen. John Cornyn's soon-to-be-introduced bill that would strengthen background checks for gun purchases. While the proposed law hasn't yet been assigned a bill number, you can contact your own Senator at 202.224.3121 to express your preliminary support.
Connect with and support gun control groups as they fight enormous odds against a well-funded National Rifle Association including Moms Demand Action for Gun Sense in America, Coalition to Stop Gun Violence, Brady Campaign to Prevent Gun Violence, Everytown for Gun Safety, Stop Handgun Violence, Violence Policy Center, and Americans for Responsible Solutions.