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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Domestic Violence Survivor

In 1979, I was a young newlywed. My husband owned three guns — a handgun and two longer guns. He wanted to control me and got into the habit of pointing his guns at me and telling me that if I ever left him, he would kill me. After I put up with this abuse for a couple of years, I finally got brave enough to go to the police.

The police would do nothing. He had not shot me, so no crime was committed. I finally got help from a women’s domestic violence group, which put me in hiding and helped me get a restraining order and a divorce. The last thing my ex-husband said to me is that he will kill me someday. I am still afraid, and that is why I signed this story as Anonymous.

When I joined Moms Demand Action, I was so happy to hear about the new Gun Violence Restraining Order laws being passed in many states. This group gives me hope.

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