TRIGGER: The Ripple Effect of Gun Violence
In the United States more than 30,000 people are killed every year by gun violence; many more are wounded. The disaster caused by gun violence is seen in almost every community. We may hear briefly about the victims and survivors of these shootings, but what happens after the media attention moves on and the wider public becomes numb to "just another shooting"?
Trigger: The Ripple Effect of Gun Violence is a documentary that frames gun violence as a “Disaster” and “Public Health” issue by taking an in depth look at how one shooting impacts individuals, families and communities, while also giving voice to the questions and insights that arise from these conversations. In the documentary, all those scarred by gun violence eventually arrived at the same question─ "Why...Why did this happen to us?” After looking at these in depth experiences of gun violence Trigger turns its attention to the bigger question─ "What can we do to prevent gun violence?”
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This video was produced in part as a response to the 219th General Assembly (2010) resolution “Gun Violence, Gospel Values: Mobilizing in Response to God’s Call.” A congregational toolkit on gun violence that includes various resources, including the resource “Heeding God’s Call,” is available for download from the Presbyterian Peacemaking website.
Additional resources on gun violence can also be found online.
Trigger is scheduled to be shown on NBC television beginning November 2012. Find out if your NBC affiliate has committed to air the program (available November 2012 – May 2013). Ask your congregation and community to call your local station if it is not yet scheduled, and request the Horizons of the Spirit program, Trigger: The Ripple Effect of Gun Violence. How do I do this?
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