I photographed Clai Lasher-Sommers, a gun violence and domestic violence survivor, years ago as part of the It Takes Us project. This weekend, she shared her story with WBUR news. Her story of survival and strength is amazing, but the circumstances that led to her injury are unfortunately not unique.
Here are 3 important take-aways that Clai’s story illustrates:Read More
On July 30th 2019, a 19-year-old brought a semiautomatic rifle to a local Santa Clara food festival. Despite festival’s security shooting at him in “less than a minute”, according to a witness, the gunman ended the lives of 3 people, including 2 children.
The military-style semiautomatic rifle used was purchased legally in Nevada on July 9th. (Los Angeles Times)Read More
“We sold out six months worth of backpacks in a few days, so now, of course, we’ve stocked accordingly, and we’re prepared for anything, whether it’s a spike in sales or back to school.”Read More