But since the Sandy Hook shooting, there has been renewed attention on the issue of gun violence in general, and the dramatic impact that the daily shooting carnage has wrought on our society, including the posting of survivor stories at a number of sites, usually by the survivors themselves or families of victims.
Here are some important pages where you can find these (Click on the name of the page to link to it):
FACES OF COURAGE: Put together by Moms Demand Action for Gunsense In America, this is a
collection of accounts by surviving family members for all sorts of shootings, including suicides. You can add your own story here.
|Screencap from the Organizing for Action page.|
STORIES ABOUT GUN VIOLENCE: A page put together by Barack Obama's organization, Organizing for Action. Here you can find accounts, and even videos, by survivors of shootings and families of victims. You can add your own story here, too.
I DEMAND ACTION: A page set up by Mayors Against Illegal Guns, which has a number of videos by people giving their first-hand accounts of how gun violence has affected their lives.
HOW LONG WILL I CRY? VOICES OF YOUTH VIOLENCE: This is a collection of first-hand accounts of gun violence in Chicago put together by students from DePaul University who fanned out across the city to collect and publish accounts from survivors and family members.
If you are a shooting survivor, or are the family of a survivor or shooting victim, I urge you to add your voice to the first two websites. Yours are the most powerful voices calling for a reform to our out-of-control culture of gun violence.
Let's work together to create a new trajectory for our communities away from gun violence.