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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Scott Bedgood

This is a tragic story. Two women were murdered, my wife and youngest daughter, and I was wounded by a crazed son-in-law … leaving my three grandsons without mother-father-grandmother.

It all happened on my wife’s birthday. He came to our home, demanded his children, drew his gun and pointed it at my wife and daughter. I ran to the bedroom to get my pistol for support. I was too late: He murdered both of them and chased me down. I got off a couple rounds before he wounded me. He fled and was captured by law enforcement.

It’s been almost four years now; he comes up for sentencing in a couple weeks. I have guardianship of the boys. I’m 70 now and hope I can stay around long enough for them to grow up. They are 6, 9 and 13.

What a shame. It is a tragedy. He will get life without parole, then life two times more, plus three 30-year sentences. I’m so sad for my grandsons, as I also grew up in an orphanage, without parents.  Thank you for listening.

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