A Pittsburgh Survivor's Daughter Reflects on Gun Violence.
Today, December 14th, I am thankful that my father is alive. I am thankful that at the moment he heard that gunshot in our small sanctuary, his instincts told him to shield himself and others in a closet he didn't even know existed.
Not everyone was so lucky, however. Although my dad was able to survive, 11 others were murdered that day at the Tree of Life, our synagogue in Pittsburgh. Thousands more are killed every year because of a terrible scourge in our societyguns. This horrific hate crime that occurred in my synagogue six weeks ago was not an isolated incident.
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