We pause to remember those who lost their lives or who were injured in Boulder on March 22 and last week in Atlanta, in a series of senseless attacks. Gun violence in the United States is undeniable and, as with all social phenomena, the extent of the problems and political attitudes can vary dramatically from one local government to another. What is consistent, however, is that a significant act of gun violence can occur anywhere and anytime, and have long-lasting effects on individuals and communities.
To help local government managers prepare for the possibility of a mass shooting in their communities, ICMA offers some helpful resources:
- Lessons Learned from Mass Shootings
- Gun Violence: It Can Happen Anywhere
- Shots Fired! Is Your Community Ready for an Active Shooter?
- Gun Violence: Management Steps to Take Now
- 6 Critical Components of Effective Crisis Leadership
- Managing the Threat of Terrorism
- How to Prepare for and Recover from Community Crisis Like a Pro
- How to Cope with Community Trauma
- Disaster Recovery Essentials: A Tool for Preparing Your Community to Face the Unexpected