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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Anthony Boelter "WhiteAntFrmdaEast"

You never think about one day getting a phone call that your son’s friend’s car got shot up, and one of them didn’t make it. I got that call April 25. I never prayed so hard in my life, but it was my son. One of my twin boys’ lives was taken by a gunshot wound to the back of his head. Now I have to tell his twin and two other siblings, as well as my mom and everyone else, that their 21-year-old brother was shot and killed.

Anthony wasn’t the best kid, but he was my kid, and I loved him so much that they used to call him my favorite. He really was my best friend; I cry every day. I will never see him grow up, see what he could have done. He never got married or had babies; he never left the country. His smile was as bright as the sun.

He really did touch so many lives in his short life, and he experienced a lot of life by learning the hard way. Most days I don’t know what to do, and all I think about is what life could have, would have been for Anthony Dario Boelter, 9/15/98-4/25/20.

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