Anna Porter

Administrative Coordinator, MGH Center for Gun Violence Prevention

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What brings you here?
When I was in high school, active shooter drills were just becoming common. While I grew up and attended school in a very safe district, I was plagued by anxiety and fear surrounding gun violence due to these drills. Additionally, while gun violence has not taken anyone from my life directly, I continue to meet people who are impacted by it every day. My friend's father was murdered by gunshot. A family friend's father took his own life by gun. I believe that we need to rethink the way we can mitigate gun violence and make our communities safer. I believe we need to tell the untold stories of gun violence and lift up unheard voices. I believe we need to depoliticize the conversation around guns if anything is going to get better. These reasons mark why I am involved in TNGV.

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