June is Gun Violence Awareness Month

June is Gun Violence Awareness Month

Wear Orange on June 7 in honor of Hadiya Pendelton and the more than 43,000 Americans killed with guns every year. Hadiya was 15 years old when she was shot and killed in Chicago in 2013. Just one week earlier, Hadiya had performed with her high school majorette squad at President Obama’s second inaugural parade. In response to her death, Hadiya’s friends asked others to wear orange to raise awareness about gun violence.

Gun violence prevention advocates and organizations nationwide have taken up the color orange as the color of gun violence awareness and the first Friday in June is now considered National Gun Violence Awareness Day

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From Brady: We should all take a moment to reflect on some excellent good news. Thanks to your work and advocacy, we have improved gun safety laws in Virginia, and it IS making a difference. According to the May 14, 2024, issue of The Trace, in just the first three months of 2024, Virginia State Police arrested 529 people for trying to buy guns who were legally prohibited from doing so.

Rally at the NRA Headquarters on June 14, 10 – 11 am 

Come to our monthly vigil and protest in front of the NRA headquarters in Fairfax, 11250 Waples Mill Rd., to call on Congress to pass important gun laws and call out the gun lobby for trying to thwart those efforts.  For more information or to carpool contact Mary K.


Posted June 7, 2024