Chesapeake, Va. – Monica Atkins feels the pain and anger of her community in her bones.

Atkins, 49, lost a son to gun violence in 2014 — and in the last week, she’s watched the Virginia town where she live, a place still reeling and raw. A week ago, a gunman at a Chesapeake Walmart killed six employees and made the city — for a moment — the scene of America’s latest deadly mass shooting.

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