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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Rene F

Today, January 17, 2020, as I was walking out of the grocery store, I heard a lot of yelling. As I was approaching my car, I looked up and saw several police officers aiming guns at the truck parked in front of my car. I realized the police officers were yelling at me to get back.

The emotions that ran through me were fear, panic and helplessness. As the day wore on, I began to feel anger and outrage about how many people have had similar experiences but with fatal outcomes. I thought about all the survivors I’ve met and can’t imagine what they must have to endure on a daily basis.

I am grateful that I am among the fortunate ones, and I share this story not as a survivor but as an activist in the gun violence movement fighting to prevent: unarmed black men/boys from being murdered; children and adults being shot and killed at schools, parties, movies and concerts; women suffering from PTSD as a result guns being pointed at them by partners or rapists; people being injured by guns and having to live with the emotional and physical scars.

Please join us in this fight.

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