October is Domestic Violence Awareness Month. Read and share stories to honor survivors whose lives have been changed by domestic violence.

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Nick

Nick was living his dream of a young single automobile salesman in his hometown, where he lives with his friends and family. However, he developed some bad habits with prescription drugs and alcohol as a way of self-entertainment after hours. He also began to target shoot with a handgun and assault rifle as a hobby.

Since we lost Nick in 2014, I have since discovered, through support groups and volunteer work with organizations like Everytown for Gun Safety, that the majority of deaths by gunshot are gun owners shooting themselves with their own firearm, while a much smaller number of gun owners actually shoot their firearm for protection during their lifetime.

I have collected over 500 names to a petition for new laws to finance the security systems needed for our schools, churches, entertainment venues and government buildings. #MovementsThatSurvive

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