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Stories about Gun Violence.
As a fifth grade teacher, I relate to the latest tragedy in Newtown, Connecticut as most people cannot. I have never felt unsafe where I work though w… Read MoreView/Share
During the SOTU message, I saw Peter Read in the audience. He is the father of Mary Read, one of the shooting victims from VA Tech. She was my student… Read MoreView/Share
My brother was a Freshman at University of Michigan. He lived in the dorms and shared a room with his friend, Ed.<br />Another boy down the hall… Read MoreView/Share
I had never been to Littleton, Colorado before, but the day Columbine happened I had an appointment one block away from the school. I was 22 and had… Read MoreView/Share
Today would've been my younger brother's 23rd birthday. However it is not because Rory was the victim of gun violence in Northern California a few mon… Read MoreView/Share
On a sunny day when I was an elementary student, I heard a loud bang. It was the morning of our annual block party when my neighbors in an idyllic co… Read MoreView/Share
In Oakland, CA, I sat in a packed 400 seat theatre, and watched every single middle school, high school and community college student raise their hand… Read MoreView/Share
My heart breaks for every person who is subject to useless violence in our country and across the globe. When I see the faces of children at Newtown,… Read MoreView/Share
Our high school was devastated two years ago when a student of mine was gunned down near the mall where he was hanging out with friends. Much like th… Read MoreView/Share
As a former Master Sergeant of the USAF Pararescue, I don't believe that I should be afraid that a civilian can shoot me dead in the street. The only… Read MoreView/Share
After Newtown, I decided the NRA had held power far too long--and had stood in the way of meaningful gun reform, which has allowed so many criminals a… Read MoreView/Share
I tell this story for a friend whose son has been scarred by gun violence. His best friend came home from college and shot himself using his parent's… Read MoreView/Share
On a trauma team, at the head of the patient, I've had dying young men say to me "I'm dying aren't I?" And I've had to say "We're tryin… Read MoreView/Share
Shooting BB guns was a right of passage for a 12 year boy. I couldn't wait to get one, and I remember that Christmas morning when I saw the long, bow-… Read MoreView/Share
Gun Control is a serious and complicated issue. I oppose ALL violence. But that said, I believe that we need to keep guns from criminals and those adu… Read MoreView/Share