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In the wake of mass tragedies attributed to guns like Sandy Hook Elementary in Newtown, CT, the Aurora, CO theater shooting, and the infamous Columbine, gun control has become one of the hot button topics in every home in the US.
Shattered Lives Radio highlights Bill Jenkins and his personal commentary about gun control and how a man with a gun changed his life forever.
In 1997 Bill Jenkins’ son, William Benjamin Jenkins, was murdered at the fast food restaurant where he held his first real job. A shooter with an extensive criminal background, and a gun, took the life of the 16-year-old on his second day of work.
Jenkins feels that had the 23-year-old shooter not had access to the .380 semi-automatic handgun, he would not have had the wherewithal to commit the robbery and subsequent murder of his son.
Since this tragedy, Bill Jenkins has been a strong voice for gun control, often going up against those who are passionate about gun ownership rights in the US. He’s also a respected author and speaker, and has become widely sought after as a workshop presenter, keynote speaker, and training facilitator for police, victim advocates, funeral home personnel, and victims themselves.
Finding very little in resources available for victims of violent crime and the aftermath, Bill Jenkins wrote the book What to Do When the Police Leave : A Guide to the First Days of Traumatic Loss including the foreword by noted author, Patricial Cornwell.
Shattered Lives: Bill Jenkins Talks About a Victim’s Perspective on Gun Control