Kate Ranta

Domestic and Gun Violence Survivor

Kate Ranta is a domestic and gun violence survivor. In November 2012, her estranged husband appeared at her apartment and shot Kate twice and her father twice in front of her then 4-year-old son. Everyone survived. Her attempted murderer was found guilty in 2017 on all five counts against him, and sentenced to 60 years in prison. Kate now elevates her story for activism and awareness around violence against women--especially the deadly intersection between abuse and guns. She is a co-founder of Women Against the Violence Epidemic (WAVE).