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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David Styck

Moms Demand Action

One summer I was asked by some high school friends if I wanted to go to the Grand Canyon. My friend’s older brother was taking his van, and I was invited. We stopped in Las Vegas on the journey. We were told to be back at the van by a certain time. If we got separated, just meet at the van.

As an adventure, I managed to get separated. As I got to the edge of the parking lot, a drunk man was standing on the side of a building with a gun.

My brother had just came home from the Marines a couple weeks earlier. He always wanted to tell me about his training.

One thing in particular was that if someone is shooting at you, run away in a zigzag pattern. So I ran like he had told me. The man with the gun started shooting until he had emptied his gun. I heard the bullets whiz by me when I ran. I had won many first-place ribbons in the 200-meter track meets.

I never imagined I would ever have been running for my life. My friends had heard the shots and came running.

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