Gun Violence Crisis: Dying Young

July 15, 2016 at 6:28 pm

2,600 children and teenagers lose their lives to firearms every year according to the Brady Campaign to Prevent Gun Violence. It’s an under-reported crisis but one church in the East Village has placed a powerful vigil in their yard, hoping to create awareness and tell the stories of these often forgotten young men and women. MetroFocus’ William Jones paid a visit to the church and met with a family to hear about their encounter with this gun violence crisis and the impact it has had on them.

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MetroFocus is made possible by James and Merryl Tisch, Sue and Edgar Wachenheim III, the Sylvia A. and Simon B. Poyta Programming Endowment to Fight Anti-Semitism, Bernard and Irene Schwartz, Rosalind P. Walter, Barbara Hope Zuckerberg, Jody and John Arnhold, the Cheryl and Philip Milstein Family, Janet Prindle Seidler, Judy and Josh Weston and the Dr. Robert C. and Tina Sohn Foundation.

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