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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Lawrence Richard Weidman

More than 30 years ago, my children’s father committed suicide with a gun. Even though there was a history of suicide in his family, he also had a long history of alcoholism and had been drinking heavily before this.

His suicide has deeply affected his children to this day in many ways. Even though he and I had been divorced for many years prior, it seems like just yesterday. For a long time I blamed myself because I didn’t understand what he was telling me for several months beforehand, but I understand better now. However, the anger and grief still remain for all of us.

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