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Clare Senchyna’s son, Camilo, was out celebrating his recent completion of paramedic school and upcoming birthday when he was struck with a stranger’s bullet and killed.
“I still don’t want to believe it, over five years later. I speak out against gun violence because that is what I am left with. I cannot be silent.”
In 1995, Paula Piatt’s niece, Mandy, was fatally shot when a friend came by to show their family his new gun. Mandy asked him to leave, but as he was handling it, the gun went off and struck her. She died in the hospital from her wounds.