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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Victoria Gwynn

In honor of Victoria Gwynn

My daughter is Victoria Gwynn, and she is a survivor of gun violence in the city of Louisville, Kentucky. Her brother is Christian Gwynn, and he was murdered December 19, 2019 by a drive-by. He was 19. That tore her world apart. They were best friends, and after he died she was shattered. She was fighting depression and thoughts of suicide.

One day she decided to go hang out with her friends trying to have a good day at the park, and it all went down hill. She was at Ballard Park, sitting with her friends, when a group of cars pulled up and jumped out with assault weapons and shots up the park. Over 250 rounds let off, hitting cars, houses, and my daughter and one of her friends. She was hit in the knee with a .223, which left her with a rod in her leg from her hip to her knee. Her friend was shot in the head, and two days later he succumbed to his injuries.

By the way, my son was 19 when he was killed; my daughter was 19 when she was shot. Our world is unfair.

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