Trigger: The Ripple Effect of Gun Violence

Aired 2012-13. Presented by the National Council of Churches; Produced by the Presbyterian Church USA In the United States more than 30,000 people are killed every year by gun violence and 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"? Drawing upon conversations with lawmakers, emergency room chaplains and surgeons, survivors and victims' families, former ATF officials, police officers, community leaders and others, "Trigger: The Ripple Effect of Gun Violence" shared the story of how Gun Violence impacts individuals and communities and examined the "ripple effect" that one shooting has on a survivor, a family, a community, and a society.