Americans Told Us How Their Lives Have Been Torn Apart By Gun Violence

As the U.S. was still reeling from back-to-back mass shootings in El Paso, Texas and Dayton, Ohio, we started asking Americans from different generations and walks of life how gun violence in the country has impacted them personally.

Then, on Wednesday night, an armed man shot six police officers in north Philadelphia during an eight-hour standoff.

“When Columbine happened, I felt like ‘What’s going to happen now? Are they going to change the gun laws?’ But nothing happened. Then Sandy Hook happened and I thought ‘Now they’re really going to do something about it’ and nothing happened,” Diana Torres, 42, said. “At this point, I feel like what else has to happen for this to change?”

America’s rate of murder or manslaughter by firearm is the highest in the developed world.

“It’s really been normalized that gun violence is a part of my everyday life,” said Jolie Simone Barga, 14. “We don’t feel safe at school. We don’t feel safe going to the movie theater. We don’t go and feel safe at a store.”

Every day, 100 Americans are killed with guns, and hundreds more are injured, according to Everytown research. Families, friends, colleagues, and communities are left with the loss of loved ones and with persistent fear about the next mass shooting.

“This isn’t just a problem that happened in El Paso or a problem that happened in Dayton, Ohio. It can happen anywhere,” Barga said. “Just because it was in those places the other day, [doesn’t mean] that it can be in your hometown the next.”
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Police unsure if Dayton gunman targeted sister

Police investigating the mass shooting in Dayton, Ohio, say the gunman’s sister was among the first people he shot, but investigators are divided on whether he intentionally killed her. (August 13)

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Ohio State player talks about mental health issues

Ohio State defensive lineman Robert Landers talks about his struggles with mental illness and reaching out to others via Twitter after the Dayton shooting. (Aug. 8)

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Community mourns oldest Ohio shooting victim

Friends and family gathered at St. John Missionary Baptist Church in Springfield, Ohio, on Saturday to mourn Derrick Fudge. Fudge, 57, was the oldest of nine killed when a gunman opened fire outside a bar early Sunday in Dayton, Ohio. (August 10)

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Trump: ‘tremendous’ support in Congress for gun background checks | AFP

US President Donald Trump says there is “tremendous” support in the US Congress for tougher background checks on gun sales. Trump has called for keeping guns out of the hands of mentally ill since back-to-back mass shootings last weekend claimed 31 lives in El Paso, Texas and Dayton, Ohio. SOUNDBITE

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El Paso was Fuming Over Trump’s Visit

President Trump spent Wednesday doing what presidents do after a mass shooting — traveling to the sites of shootings and offering the nation’s condolences to the victims.

But some people in Dayton and El Paso weren’t interested in the standard presidential post-tragedy visit. Trump was greeted by people waving angry signs in Dayton and a protest rally in El Paso.

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Here’s the latest for Thursday August 8th: 200 mayors want Senate to return to session, deal with gun legislation; Trump returns from Dayton, El Paso; 4 stabbed to death in Southern California; US Defense Sec. presented with horse in Mongolia.

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Here’s the latest for Wednesday, Aug. 7th: Protesters greet Trump during visits to Dayton, El Paso; Bodies believed to be Canadian suspects found; Trump administration to seek Britain trade deal after Brexit; Wisconsin home where girl abducted torn down.

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Ohio voters on President Trump’s Dayton visit

Some Democrat and Republican voters in Dayton agree that more needs to be done on gun control days after a mass shooting left nine dead in the Ohio city.The city’s pain and anger was on display as President Trump visited the city Wednesday. (August 7)

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