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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In memory of George Mace

On my 17th birthday, my cousin George, who was 22, killed himself with a shotgun at his best friend’s house. To say we were all stunned was an understatement. He was smart, handsome and funny as hell. He was our leader — with his three siblings and us five cousins, we were a force to be reckoned with as we all grew up together. I still feel his pain today even though it happened in 1974, and I am now 61. Rest well, Georgie.

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