Gun violence survivors unite at Brooklyn roundtable to advocate for local, federal solutions

Survivors of gun violence and victims’ families came together with Brooklyn politicians on Wednesday for a roundtable discussion in honor of National Gun Violence Survivors Week.

Those who have lost loved ones to gun violence share their personal experiences and urged organizers Congress Member Dan Goldman and Brooklyn Borough President Antonio Reynoso to invest in local and federal solutions — including community resources, social support services and intervention programs.

“That’s one of my big takeaways from this terrific roundtable — going back and digging into what kind of programs there are for survivors and victims’ families,” Goldman told Brooklyn Paper. “Several of these survivors made very good points that it’s not only horrifically traumatic but it also has a trickle-down impact on the communities more broadly.”