You are invited to a screening of "Trigger: The Ripple Effect of Gun Violence" at Central Presbyterian Church on May 30 at 7:30 p.m. followed by a question-and-answer session. "Trigger" is a project of the PC(USA). It shares the story of how gun violence impacts individuals and communities. It examines the effect that one shooting has on a survivor, family, and community. It is being aired on NBC affiliates around the country. Award-winning filmmaker David Barnhart is a member of St. Andrews Presbyterian Church in Tucker and a resident of Decatur. He will be present to introduce the documentary and for a question and answer after the film showing, along with a representative from Georgians for Gun Safety. The film is one hour long. Parking will be available at the State of Georgia Capitol Education Center Garage, 180 Central Avenue, SW.
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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 move 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" shares the story of how gun violence impacts individuals and communities and examines the "ripple effect" that one shooting has on a survivor, a family, a community and a society. "Trigger" also addresses the critical issue of gun violence prevention by moving the conversation away from the polarizing extremes that have long dominated the debate and lifting up the voice and experiences of those who seek common ground an a new way forward.