Join us on June 7-9th for Wear Orange, as we unite in our call to end gun violence and honor the more than 120 people who are shot and killed, and hundreds more who are wounded and traumatized, every day in our country. Read some of the stories of those affected by gun violence below.

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Anonymous

It was a Wednesday, my birthday, and I went to school just like every other day of the week. I was switching class periods when a large group of students came running out of the wing I was heading to. I was swept up with the crowd and didn’t quite realize that my life was in danger. My school didn’t go onto lockdown because of certain circumstances; instead we evacuated. Once evacuated, I learned that one of my classmates had a gun and was intending to open fire on the students at my school.

While on school grounds, I wasn’t scared. I was in shock. I didn’t realize the danger I was in until I got a call from my mom, who was crying. I could barely make out what she was saying, but I was able to assure her that I was safe. School was released that day, and for the following week we had extra precautions to ensure everyone’s safety. It didn’t hit me until I got home and saw a YouTube interview of school shooting survivors. I now consider myself lucky because I realize not everyone in my same situation makes it out to tell their story.

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