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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Shannon Bradshaw

In memory of Adam Grant Bradshaw

On April 26, 2008, a single shot from a high-powered gun was fired from a distance. It went through the back of my husband’s head, literally blew his head off and ended his life instantly. The same man who murdered my husband also intended to murder me and my son who was 14 months old at the time. That man had been out of prison less than two years, after spending 10 years in for attempted murder. He was also previously a fugitive of justice for an assault charge.

It is so important to combat gun violence and pass legislation for tougher gun laws. The more guns that are sold, the more are available for those with violent criminal intent to get their hands on and use to harm and kill. The man who murdered my husband stole seven guns from a legal gun owner and used one of those seven stolen guns to kill my husband.

Combatting gun violence and passing tougher gun laws can help to decrease gun violence, save lives and save other families from going through what I, my son and other survivors and grieving families have.

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