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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Gabe Ramos

This happened when I was about 11 years old. I’m 45 now but remember every detail like it was yesterday. It still haunts me as it did then.

I was at a friend’s house, and we were having a sleepover with a bunch of other friends. We were left unsupervised as the mother of the friend who was hosting ran an errand. He pulled out one of the many guns they owned and was showing it off. As I got up to walk across the room, I crossed his path; at that same moment, he pulled the trigger. I remember hearing the pop. The smell of the gunpowder.

I remember being taken to the hospital, my whole young life flashing before me, and accepting that this may be it.

I have suffered from PTSD my whole life because of this, and just the other day I was held up at gunpoint.

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