Department of Commerce launches new Office of Firearm Safety and Violence Prevention

Department of Commerce launches new Office of Firearm Safety and Violence Prevention

  • March 25, 2021

Office will focus on community gun violence disproportionately impacting communities of color Shalisa Hayes is a mother with a mission. In August 2011, she experienced the deepest pain a mother could feel — the loss of her young son who happened to be in the wrong place at the wrong time. Billy Ray Shirley III was 17 years old. He was shot and killed leaving a party in Tacoma, WA. For Hayes,

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