Witnesses to Gun Violence

This week is National Gun Violence Survivors Week. Today we highlight and honor the stories of survivors who have witnessed gun violence or been threatened with a gun.

Surviving gun violence does not only mean surviving a gunshot wound. Those who have been threatened with a gun or lived through a shooting or incident involving guns are also survivors of gun violence. 

Guns can be used as tools of fear and intimidation to terrorize, coerce or control people. These threats and intimidation can take many forms, but the purpose is the same: to instill fear and use the specter of violence to exert control. 

This #GVSurvivorsWeek, help us shine a light on their stories.

Join the Conversation

Whether you are a survivor of gun violence or an ally to survivors, join in on the conversation on social media using the hashtag #GVSurvivorsWeek or create a National Gun Survivors Week profile to show support.