Oakland Co. Attorney launches public health campaign to stop gun violence

Oakland County Attorney Karen McDonald announced Tuesday a public service campaign to address gun violence, including a toolkit of prevention tools in schools, workplaces and communities and a new foundation to lead that effort.

At a news conference at Oakland Schools, the county’s high school district, McDonald released the results of the year-long work of the Commission on Gun Violence, which she created in 2022 to address gun violence as a public health crisis in the wake of the high school attack in Oxford in November 2021

The committee includes first responders, health experts, local elected officials, faith leaders and people who have experienced gun violence. McDonald said he has developed an evidence-based, educational approach to gun violence that can be applied anywhere.

“This puts tools in the hands of everyday Michiganders. This is something we can solve,” McDonald told the gathered crowd, which included survivors of gun violence and parents of four children killed in the attack at an Oxford high school. “We can solve this problem. “It won’t be just one thing and it will take all of us.”