June 5th is the Annual National Gun Violence Awareness Day. Come together to fight for a future free from gun violence. Show you care. Show you’re aware. #WearOrange
National Gun Violence Awareness Day is dedicated to honoring the lives of Americans affected by gun violence. Every day, more than 100 Americans are killed with guns. Firearms are the leading cause of death for American children and teens. Americans are 25 times more likely to be murdered with guns than people in other developed countries. Support for the Second Amendment rights of law-abiding citizens goes hand-in-hand with keeping guns away from dangerous people. This weekend, Americans will participate in more than 800 #WearOrange events.
Why Orange? “Orange is the color that Hadiya Pendleton’s friends wore in her honor when she was shot and killed in Chicago at the age of 15 — just one week after performing at President Obama’s 2nd inaugural parade in 2013. After her death, they asked us to stand up, speak out, and Wear Orange to raise awareness about gun violence.”