Hamilton, Shikha

Shikha Hamilton is Vice President of the CA Chapters of the Brady Campaign to Prevent Gun Violence, which educates and mobilize their communities to advocate for sensible responsible gun laws, regulations, and public policies at the local, state, and national levels.

California Leads, Nation Lags on Protecting Citizens from Gun Violence

Shikha Hamilton
CA Chapters of the Brady Campaign to Prevent Gun Violence

As a mother of a 12-year-old daughter, the shooting of 9-year-old Christina Taylor Green and 19 other people brought up so many emotions: sadness, anger, frustration – all happening simultaneously. The same feelings we have gone through in the past all the many times we have seen this kind of massacre and tragedy occur: Columbine, Virginia Tech, Binghamton, West Nickels Mines School, Fort Hood, Granada Hills Jewish Community Center, California 101, Stockton’s Cleveland Elementary School, and many, many more. These shootings span the country and span over decades, and every single time, our hearts wrench as we watch the parents and families bury their loved ones.