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 Sandra, my mom

In 1985, my mom, Sandra, who had a history of mental illness, purchased a handgun and took her own life. She left behind five children, between ages 5 and 14, whose lives have never been the same. My brother, the youngest, had been diagnosed with PTSD; he suffers from depression and has extreme anger around not remembering his own mother. It is so frustrating that 30-plus years have gone by, and accessibility to guns is just as lax as it was then.

Reacting shows support for gun violence survivors.