In 2022, DMPD has recovered just over 730 guns off the streets. Of those, 32 were taken from kids 17-years-old or younger.
Years ago, Calvetta Harris lost a loved one, as well as a family friend, to gun violence.
To help get herself through those dark periods, she says she turned to prayer. Harris believes those prayers are what let her to begin the nonprofit, Mothers Against Violence.
Source: Des Moines police say number of kids and teens with guns is concerning