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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Sarah, A sister left behind...

In memory of Scott D. Harmon

I came in from an errand one Mother’s Day. My two grade-school children sat on a couch looking at me, and then my partner came into the room and said, “You need to call your mother. It is urgent.”

As I began to make the call, I heard myself thinking, “I hope it is my father, I hope it is my father…”

You had gone to a favorite place by waters the night before and, with a shotgun no one knew you owned, you placed the gun in your mouth and ended a beautiful life.

Within two years, Dad was gone, and I was caring for Mom ’till she died. The day you left us, something exploded in her head, and she never came back.

I miss you more as time goes on. I will never hear your voice again. I am sure you would have survived, had you not been in possession of a gun. Your friends were there to support you; you were loved to the last … It did not have to be.

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