"You've Got To Pick Yourself Up And Go Forward."

"...We don't want to be a number. Each one of those people who was killed leaves a family, leaves a community in shock.

I can speak for other victims of gun violence: It brings them back to that one moment when they learned that someone in their family was either killed or severely wounded. I think that's the hardest part of this job, because it brings you back. 

And those are memories—you get on with your lives, and we do. It's very, very painful, and we know what these families are going to go through. It hits at our heart and our mind, and also takes another little piece away from ourselves." Carolyn McCarthy