Both teams further pointed out devastating statistics in Twitter threads, such as the average number of veterans who die yearly by firearm suicide — 4,500 — or the amount of times a young Black man dies in a gun homicide every three hours.
\u201cEvery day, more than 110 Americans are killed with guns, and more than 200 are shot and injured.\u201d
The Rays also said that it pledged $50,000 to Everytown for Gun Safety, a gun control advocacy group. They also partnered with the group on Thursday to help "amplify facts about gun violence in America."
"We all deserve to be safe - in schools, grocery stores, places of worship, our neighbourhoods, houses and America," the Rays penned in another post.
They added: "This cannot become normal. We cannot become numb. We cannot look the other way. We all know, if nothing changes, nothing changes."