“Dawn Reinfeld moved to Colorado 30 years ago to attend college in the bucolic town of Boulder. Enchanted by the state’s wide-open spaces, she stayed.
But, in the ensuing decades, dark events have clouded her view of her adopted home. The 1999 massacre at Columbine High School. The 2012 massacre at the Aurora movie theater. On Wednesday, Reinfeld was reeling from the latest mass shooting even closer to home, after authorities say a 21-year-old gunned down shoppers at a local grocery store.
‘I could see at some point leaving because of all this,’ said Reinfeld, a gun control activist. ‘It’s an exhausting way to live.'”
The Violence Project’s co-founder Jillian Peterson spoke about the prevalence of mass shootings in Colorado after the Columbine and Aurora massacres.