Warning: the following post contains discussion of gun violence and domestic abuse.
Gun violence is undeniably a huge issue around the world, especially in America. According to the FBI, 73% of all homicides in the United States in 2017 were gun-related killings.
We're living in a world where it is no longer unlikely for someone to be affected by gun violence. Maybe you or someone close to you was in a public place where shots were fired.
Maybe you were exposed to gun violence at school.
Maybe you experienced gun violence in your own home.
We want to hear the story of how YOUR life has been affected by gun violence. You can tell us in the comments or submit your story anonymously in the Google form below. Your response could be featured in a BuzzFeed Community post or video.
If you or someone you know have been struggling, here are some really helpful resources:
National Domestic Violence Hotline: 1-800-799-7233
National Suicide Prevention Lifeline: 1-800-273-8255
Disaster Distress Helpline: 1-800-985-5990