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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I was 18 and had been abused as a child and neglected by my mother, so I wanted to feel loved or good enough to be loved. I gave my biggest gift to someone I didn’t know very well. He then found out where I lived, and I stupidly thought he loved me. I moved in with him and noticed he became very angry when I would talk to friends.

My friends came to check on me, and he pulled a gun on them. I was scared to death because after he shot a couple rounds at them, they left, and I was stuck with this unstable person now holding a gun to my head, telling me we were going to die together. He was taken to jail and let out that same day! I have been frightened of guns ever since. I have never allowed my children to play with guns.

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