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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Katy Miner

I will never know exactly what happened the night two armed men grabbed me and tried to force me into a car because, while one of them aimed that gun directly at my face, the other choked me unconscious.

I remember being outside of my friend’s house, staring at their gun, focused on the barrel where, at any moment, a bullet could come out and rip into my body. They talked of raping me, once we were away. Of killing me. I couldn’t get in that car, but I also didn’t want to be shot right there. Struggling would get me shot, I reasoned, so I went with passive resistance. I let my body go limp, so it was hard for them to drag me across the yard. That’s when they cut off the oxygen to my brain. When I came to, I was kneeling near the road, and they were driving off.

I’ll never know why they left me there, just as I’ll never know what happened to me when I was unconscious. And, I’ll never know why I had those bruises on my inner thighs.

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