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Wayne D.

Mystic, CT

Just before midnight on Friday, December 14, 2012, I had the unhappy duty to assist a Connecticut state trooper and a local clergy member in notifying… Read More

Three little monkeys
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Amelia P.

Bala Cynwyd, PA

I heard about Sandy Hook late in the day- I was driving home from work to go pick up my kids at the… Read More

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Anne H.

Somerville, MA

Columbine happened while I was in high school, and Virginia Tech just after I graduated college. While I've never personally experienced loss through… Read More

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Lora V.

Aurora, NY

I taught first grade for over 30 years. The Newtown students and teachers were first grade teachers. Kindergarten and first grade teachers are a spe… Read More

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Joe B.

Charlotte, NC

When I served in the US Army, I was thrust into a situation where enemy combatants were trying to kill me every day during my tour of Vietnam. Since… Read More

#ThrowbackThursday
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Cherelle C.

Franconia, VA

I am taking a stand against gun violence for my brother who became a statistic as one of the thousan… Read More

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Scott L.

Cottonwood, UT

I grew up in South Dakota and have been an avid hunter my whole life. I would like to point somethin… Read More

Brandon bo! Happy birthday! Miss you everyday
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Morgan M.

Los Angeles, CA

My brother, Brandon McClelland, was only 18 years old when he was murdered. He was hanging out with… Read More

"Mr. Lincoln"
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Jenny G.

Atlanta, GA

In this picture of my 2 1/2 year old son, he is dressed as he says it, "Mr. Lincoln" who h… Read More

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Laura Q.

Cushman, MA

I was raised in Missouri, where guns were "a part of life", or so the prevailing attitude led me to believe. Before I had graduated from hi… Read More

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Emily A.

New York, NY

In the early hours of June 2, 2007, I was mugged by two men and a gun walking home from a friend's birthday party, just two blocks from my apartment i… Read More

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Michelle M.

Cleveland, TN

My junior year in high school I became friends with the boy I sat beside in pre-calculus. The whole class sat in pairs, and he was the person with who… Read More

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Dr. Peter J. C.

Hudson, MA

In the summer of 1983, Michael Casino, his wife, and their daughter were murdered AS THEY SLEPT by the daughter's estranged husband. Michael Casino w… Read More

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Thadine B.

Hyde Park, MA

A few years ago there was a horrible act of violence committed in my neighborhood of Mattapan, MA. Two men a young mother and her two year old son wer… Read More

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Melissa L.

Billerica, MA

I grew up in a small CT town called Monroe and have wonderful memories of our sleepy little town with its pretty town green, many churches, ice cream… Read More