Opinion: I was apathetic about gun violence — until my 6-year-old son was killed

For a few days, the news focuses on coverage of whatever the most recent shooting is and the devastation it caused the families and communities. But like with most horrific stories, the majority of people will move on with their lives, unaware (or disbelieving) that the same violence could happen in their own community — and in so many communities every single day.