February 1-7 is National Gun Violence Survivors Week. Join us to honor survivor voices.

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Sonia Ramirez

July 14, 2017, was the worst day of my life. My 15-year-old daughter was taken from us due to gun violence. To add to the already horrific event, the person who took her life was my son, her brother, who suffers from mental illness and got his hands on a gun. I lost two children that day. I find it hard to heal from the pain of losing her, as the perpetrator is someone I love as well. I always hear that guns don’t kill people, it’s people who kill people. Yeah? Well, this was a gun in the hands of the wrong person who killed my baby girl. Something has to be done to stop this!

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